True Security Design LLC. Receives School Safety and Security Award from VIPS

Bay Shore, NY | October 10, 2019: True Security Design LLC., leading school security consulting and training firm, was the recipient of the School Safety and Security award from Violence Intervention & Prevention Specialists (VIPS). The award is in recognition of True Security Design’s programs and training designed to save lives in schools. VIPS hosted their 2nd Annual “You Make the Difference” Community Service Awards Brunch on Sunday, October 6th where True Security Design was honored. The organization honored police officers, community members, businesses, associations, and youths who have made a difference in their communities by preventing violence from occurring and keeping children safe.


True Security Design specializes in conducting complete and thorough Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (TVRAs) for schools, municipalities, and businesses. Led by Joseph Pangaro, Director of Training Services, a veteran police lieutenant and experienced school security director, the True Security Design team is uniquely qualified to find the gaps in a school’s security profile and then create a road map to mitigate any deficiencies found in a way that respects budgets and missions.


Joe Pangaro accepted the honor and stated, “The simple question asked and the goal of a TVRA, ‘Is your district ready to respond to a violent incident and survive?’ This question is at the essence of surviving the modern threats we all face. Whether it’s a school shooter, workplace violence, or lone wolf terror attack, preparation is the key to survival and it starts with asking the right questions. For many people the question can be answered in a straightforward manner – either you have prepared and trained your administration and staff and hardened your building’s physical security or you haven’t. The challenge is coming up with a long-term plan to use your resources in the most impactful way. At True Security Design we see huge growth in the security industry, especially in the area of school safety. The need is growing because the message is finally getting out that the ‘it will never happen here’ mentality is fading away and being replaced with a new phrase – ‘be aware and prepare’. Hope is not a tactic, we must be proactive and empower our schools to take security seriously and provide them with the tools they will need to survive a violent incident.”


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About True Security Design LLC.

A leading school security consulting and training firm, True Security Design LLC., is now at the forefront of delivering live-action role-play training simulations and classroom-based instruction to better prepare school staff in an emergency. Today, the company’s training curriculum and Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (TVRA’s) are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities, utilities, healthcare facilities, school districts, and leading universities to mitigate risk while protecting people and properties. A TVRA is a comprehensive review of a school or business’s buildings, policies, protocols, staff training, and practices, that includes on-site visits, interviews, and observations of all aspects of safety and security preparedness. Reports offer a complete detail of findings and a “Road Map for Action” so the client knows exactly how and where to begin corrective measures and allocate resources appropriately. The firm is committed to making the world a smarter and safer place. The company’s national client base is served by a network of certified trainers and consultants, who are former law enforcement and homeland security trainers. True Security Design LLC., is headquartered in Bay Shore, NY. For more information, visit


About Violence Intervention & Prevention Specialists LLC.

Violence Intervention & Prevention Specialists LLC promotes healthy non-violent relationships for adults and youths. We provide prevention and intervention training, workshops, seminars, consulting, and keynote speakers on domestic violence; sexual assault; intimate partner violence; workplace and school violence; gender-based violence; youth violence; violence against women and girls; elder abuse; bullying and human trafficking.