Kathleen Vonk

Kathleen has been a police officer since 1988. She designed and implemented the Police Wellness Instructor Course for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, on which she is an expert, consultant, and instructor-trainer. She is a faculty member of the Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor Michigan, and has been the primary fitness instructor for the WCC Police Academy since 2001. She has a BA and a BS and is a certified firearms instructor, H&K Pistol Instructor, RedMan Simulation Training Instructor, Simunition Supervisor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Health Promotion Director by the Cooper Institute, and is an FTO for her agency. She has published many articles in national and international journals regarding police cycling, officer survival, firearms and tactics, fitness, and police performance under stress, and she has presented these subjects at international conferences since 1995.