Category Archives: Courses

Crime Free Multi-Housing

Instructor: Brian Kanicki

This is a proven crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, and the perception of crime, within rental apartment communities by law enforcement partnering with owners, landlords, property managers, and residents.  This is a two day train-the-trainer certification course.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Instructor: Brian Kanicki

This 3 day class is based on the premise that “the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear of crime and incidence of crime, and to an improvement in quality of life.”  CPTED examines the “why here” factor.  This course is beneficial to a wide range of professions ranging from law enforcement professionals to security consultants, to municipal managers, planners and code/zoning enforcement, and even schools officials, property managers, shopping districts and downtown development authorities.  Concepts learned can be applied to provide useful risk assessments and security surveys of existing properties as well as the development of new projects.  Attendees will learn about how lighting, landscaping, access control, signage, and the use of social activities can help in preventing crime, as well as how to utilize CPTED in existing crime prevention and community policing programs.

Crime Prevention on Patrol

Instructor: Brian Kanicki

This unique fast paced course has quickly become a favorite among police officers and administrators nationwide. While designed for front-line law enforcement officers to do more than merely respond to crime in their communities, this one-day class is a must for anyone in law enforcement who strides to provide a more preventative, customer service based approach to policing. This course will examine the basics of preventing crime, why crime occurs where it does, and how to successfully engage citizens to partner in community crime prevention efforts. While theories of crime prevention will be discussed, this course offers “real world” crime prevention examples along with providing tools and resources for officers to make an immediate impact within their own communities. Security surveys, risk assessments and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) theories will also be examined.

Olympic Weightlifting & Power Training For Police

Instructor: James Di Naso

By popular demand, Police Kinesiology Company presents a new course:

This course will teach officers how to properly perform and integrate the use of the Olympic lifts (snatch/clean & jerk) and variations into the physical preparation programs of police officers. All who attend will gain insight and understanding of the ways to correctly incorporate these techniques into a police specific training program to improve and maximize job related performance and physical skills. The course will be taught by PKCO Police Performance Director James Di Naso, an advanced level coach with the United States Weightlifting Federation. This course is ideal for LE officers and LE fitness instructors who have previously attended any of the following PKCO courses: Weight Training for Police, Injury Prevention for Police, Specialized Fitness Training for Female Officers, or Tactical Police Performance Instructor courses (formerly know as the Practical Police Kinesiology course).

Fitness for Baton & Shooting Skills Improvement (4 or 8 hours)

Instructor: James Di Naso

Baton strikes need to be fast and powerful to insure compliance
so that resistance is brought to a prompt conclusion.  Firearms,
when employed, rely on forearm strength, arm stability, and
quickness in order to improve shooting performance.  In this
course, officers will learn how to apply the principles of kinesiology
to the development of skills in both areas. Tactical movement skills
including evasive maneuvers and improving shooting proficiency
while moving are addressed.  This course is ideal for baton and
firearms instructors and will help improve performance and reduce
overuse injuries sustained during baton and firearms training.


Dynamic Police Workout (4 or 8 hours)

Instructor: James Di Naso

This course will introduce police officers and police fitness trainers to innovative
physical training methods that will increase officer fitness levels, enhance the
ability to perform job related physical skills and prevent injury. No equipment is
needed, and all exercises and routines can be modified and adapted to suit
different populations including less active or older officers, female officers, and
DT/tactical personnel. This course is very helpful for departments & agencies
wanting to offer department wide exercise programming to diverse populations.
This course is also a great tool for use in academy settings.



Tactical Police Agility Practitioner (4 or 8 hours)

Instructor: James Di Naso

Defensive tactics and other types of tactical training are very
beneficial, but only if officers have the physical skills to effectively
use them. This course will educate law enforcement officers and
trainers on how to improve an officer’s speed, endurance, agility,
power, strength, flexibility, and movement skills.  This will improve the
technical skills learned in tactical training and will raise any officer’s
effectiveness to higher levels on the street.  Tactical specific fitness
drills and strategies to improve tactical preparedness will be
demonstrated and then performed by those attending.  This course
is ideal for the patrol officer to SWAT team members and instructors
of defensive tactics, fitness, firearms and use of force.

Injury Prevention for Defensive Tactics Instructors (8 hours)

Instructor: James Di Naso

Many officers are getting injured during defensive tactics training.  In an effort to limit
liability and workman’s compensation claims, some agencies and departments are
eliminating DT training altogether.  Eliminating DT training is not the answer.  This course
will educate DT instructors on the most up to date strategies to reduce injuries.  Instructors
will gain valuable insight and learn practical tools to identify and prevent the most common
injuries that occur as a result of DT training.  Instructors will also learn how to improve
student performance through a greater understanding of the specific physical needs of law
enforcement officers.  DT specific fitness exercises and drills will be demonstrated and
then performed by those attending.  The Injury Prevention for Defensive Tactics Instructors
Course is highly recommended for defensive tactics and police martial arts trainers and
will help enhance skills no matter what style of DT or martial arts system is utilized.

Injury Prevention For Police

Instructor: James Di Naso

Many officers are getting injured in the performance of their duties and
during tactical training. The financial drain on departments and the quality
of life issues for officers are serious. This course will assist departments
and agencies in reducing injuries that occur as a result of personal,
professional, and training endeavors.  This course will educate law
enforcement officers and trainers of the common causes of police related
injuries and provide practical remedies to help prevent and identify
potential for injury.  The Injury Prevention for Police Course is highly
recommended for all officers including defensive tactics, fitness, firearms,
and police use of force trainers.


This course is specifically designed to prepare Officers to successfully identify gang members, monitor gang activity, effectively gather gang intelligence, and properly conduct successful interviews with hard-core gang members in jail. Blocks of instruction will include:
o Proper gang identification and documentation
o Successful introductions and mindset
o Monitoring gang presence & activity
o Gang intelligence gathering
o Working with other Law Enforcement Agencies
o Handling jail informants
o Conducting successful interviews in jail
o Establishing a prisoner’s behavioral “norm” and patterns
o And much more………………………………………………………

Each prisoner and contact in Jail is different and the information in Correctional Facilities is always changing. Being able to effectively gather this information can lead to finding contraband, identifying gang members and affiliations, solving other crimes within the jail and saving an Officer’s life.

You have to be creative and ingenious while having a simple conversation with an inmate. Having good presence and a congenial personality goes much further than a harsh or callous attitude. Learn how to “talk-the-talk” and not over do it. Know how to control the direction of the conversation without making your contact feel like he or she is being interrogated. Just like anything else, this comes with practice.

Gang members are getting smarter every time they are arrested and incarcerated. Building your gang knowledge will benefit you in identifying who you’re dealing with, creating self-confidence, and at the same time, establishing yourself amongst gang members themselves. The OFFICER has to be confident, not cocky, in his or her approach. It is also crucial to guard against becoming lax.