In-Person or Remote Class


Nov 01 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Maplewood Police Department
1618 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040


  • Lt. Joe Pangaro
    Lt. Joe Pangaro

    Joseph Pangaro is a retired 27-year veteran police officer, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant in 2013. Lt. Pangaro was the lead training instructor of his police agency and certified as an instructor by the NJ Police Training Commission. Lt Pangaro was trained in school Security Assessments by the Dept. of Homeland Security. Lt. Pangaro is also a trained and certified Crime prevention officer who continues to train police officers at police academies throughout the Northeast. Lt. Pangaro has built the curriculum for school security training programs including “Plan and Prepare” and “Planning the Active Shooter Drill”. These programs are based on his experience as a police training officer and delivered to hundreds of police officers and schools in the region. He has also created multiple training programs, both classroom and hands on based, designed for the school, law enforcement and business communities on topics of safety and security, proper investigations, anti-drug awareness, cyber bullying, interview skills and violence response.

Conducting Sexual Assault Investigations

Sexual assault is one of the most complicated crimes to investigate. In the investigation and prosecution of most sexual assault cases, the role of the victim is much more important than in other crimes since the victim is usually the sole witness to the crime. Unfortunately, sexual assault victims are sometimes reluctant to cooperate with law enforcement because they fear the perpetrator will return to retaliate. It is therefore imperative that sexual assault investigators understand victim responses and utilize the appropriate interview skills necessary in these cases. Not all victims of sexual assault behave in the same manner, so it is essential the investigator be informed, of mental and physical reactions to sexual assault. Understanding and working with your victim is crucial to successfully prosecute these cases.


Topics also covered:

  • collecting evidence
  • writing reports that effectively present the facts of even the most challenging sexual assault cases
  • using a Sex Assault Nurse Examiner System
  • understanding different types of sex crimes to include the specific statutory differences
  • identifying and overcoming personal feelings and beliefs about sex assault
  • the search for truth with compassion
Whether the sexual assault is committed by a stranger or someone who is known to the victim, conducting the sexual investigation requires skill, compassion, and diligence.
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