“Let me help you. I’ve been there. Hi, I’m Matt Episcopo. As a highly decorated law enforcement veteran and the author of “How To Gain The Upper Hand, P.O.W.E.R. Tactics That Get Leaders Results” I have taken my structure, discipline and training and helped thousands of people just like you.”



Matt’s Bio:


Since he was a young boy, Matt Episcopo consistently went out of his way to help others. At the age of 16, he joined the volunteer fire department. At 21, He joined the Sheriff’s Office; retiring at the age of 42 as the highest decorated law enforcement officer in the county. Regularly putting his life on the line for others from a young age, forced him to sharpen his communication and persuasion skills- his life depended on it.



Today, this Medal of Honor recipient helps business leaders and individuals reach their goals by teaching leadership, persuasion and communication tactics that he learned under fire. You can have a huge advantage and gain the upper hand in any situation too. That’s why companies like Toyota, Microsoft, Ogilvy, Home Depot and others trust Matt Episcopo.

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  • Medal of Honor
  • Meritorious Service
  • Gallantry Star
  • Honorable Service
  • Madison County Sheriff’s Award
  • Numerous Citations
  • 40 Under 40 Award in recognition of business accomplishments community leadership in Central New York
  • Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from Charles Miller Post
  • #140 American Legion
  • Letter of Commendation from Division of Parole
  • Stop DWI Award for DWI Enforcement Excellence
  • Dedicated Service Award from the Town of Saugerties Police for Woodstock 1994 Festival.
  • Walter E. Cummings Award
  • Don Connelly Humanitarian Award

Education & Training:

  • More than 3,000 hours of specialized police training, including: -FEMA IS100, 200, 700 & 800
  • Supervisory Training
  • Conducting employee performance appraisals
  • Establishing meaningful performance measures
  • Criminal Investigative Analysis
  • Interview and Interrogations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Death Investigations
  • Sex Crime Investigations
  • Major Crime Investigations
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Advanced Fingerprint Training
  • Col. Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar (by invitation-only)
  • Attended Delaware County Law Enforcement Academy while employed full time (Appointed Class Captain.)

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