While the role of the police in our community has changed over the years, the prevention of crime has remained the number one priority. Yet, few law enforcement professionals ever receive any formal crime prevention training. Brian Kanicki has become one of our nation’s premier crime prevention trainers and experts. He is focused on delivering innovative and practical crime prevention courses for front-line law enforcement officers, as well as those assigned to crime prevention and community policing as their primary duty. His range of experience as a patrol officer, detective, and advanced crime prevention specialist enables him to integrate first-hand knowledge and experience to his training. Brian is committed to providing the best and most current crime prevention training possible.
He has developed several courses for law enforcement professionals and has trained hundreds of police officers throughout the US. His “Crime Prevention on Patrol” course has become a favorite among law enforcement officers and police administrators throughout the country.
Brian is a Michigan native and became a Police Officer in 1995. In 2013, after 18 years of policing in his home state, Brian and his family moved to Florida where he is currently working for a police agency in the Tampa Bay area. Brian is a certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist and Advanced C.P.T.E.D. Specialist.
Throughout his distinguished career, Brian has served as a patrol officer, detective, and a crime prevention officer. During his tenure with his department’s Crime Prevention Unit, he was charged with coordinating dozens of Neighborhood Watch groups and a Business Watch Program encompassing hundreds of businesses. He also oversaw a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, working with landlords and property managers of rental communities, successfully reducing calls for police service within these properties by over 50%. Brian served as a School Liaison Officer and taught a law-based safety oriented program to thousands of students. Brian has also served as his department’s Public Liaison & Media Relations Officer. He has been responsible for developing and initiating numerous crime prevention programs throughout his community.
Brian has received advanced training in crime prevention, risk/threat assessment, and community policing initiatives and has also presented at hundreds of civic and community events, business groups, and neighborhood associations on a variety of crime prevention, security, and safety related topics.
In 2008, after seeing a glaring need for engaging and realty-based crime prevention training, Brian developed an in-depth crime prevention training series for law enforcement officers and began teaching police officers throughout Michigan. These courses were an immediate success and his teaching expanded nationally.
Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Delta College. Brian is certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) from the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville and Advanced CPTED from the American Crime Prevention Institute. Brian also served as a regional trainer for the International Crime Free Association.
Crime Prevention on Patrol
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Crime Free Multi-Housing
Residential Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention for Businesses
Crime Prevention for Religious Institutions