Tom Collingwood

Tom Collingwood has been involved in implementing law enforcement programs for 30 years. He developed and directed the continuing education division of The Cooper Institute, where he created the institute’s police instructors course that has trained more than 10,000 police fitness coordinators. He also designed the FitForce program for Human Kinetics. Tom has worked with more than 200 law enforcement agencies worldwide to design fitness programs and has conducted validation studies to define job-related fitness standards for 100 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 publications in the field.

Tom holds a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Buffalo, and he is a certified health and fitness director with the American College of Sports Medicine. The IACP, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marsals Service, and the U.S. Secret Service have all recognized Tom for his work in the field of law enforcement fitness. He is also the recipient of the Healthy American Fitness Leaders award presented by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the National Jaycees.