"Training the Guardians of Democracy"
Establish high standards and exceptional training to ensure that criminal justice professionals in Washington State have the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively protect the life, liberty, and property of the people they serve.

WSCJTC phone lines will be temporary offline for testing purposes.  The following numbers will be available in case of any emergencies

Facilities Emergency Line : 206-321-0043 Bob Sanchez : 206-255-6877
David Bales : 425-754-8190 Ron Napenias : 425-785-0272



Course Description:

Control Tactics Instructor is an 80-hour comprehensive control tactics course designed to promote safe and efficacious use of control level force. This course is the prerequisite for all other physical force tactics classes and contains theory and techniques for motor skill instruction.

Within this class the participant learns:

  • The components of Control Tactics application
  • Instruction and testing
  • The participant also identifies situations that allow for the application of reasonable physical force.
  • Emphasis is placed:
    • On proper psychomotor skills involved in Control Level force employment
    • Proper means of instruction
    • Theoretical background to analyze and develop agency specific programs which serves as a basis for subsequent physical force tactics classes.

Specific areas covered in this course:

  • Control Point Tactics
  • Joint Manipulation Control Tactics
  • Hair-hold Control Tactics
  • Handcuff Application Tactics
  • Basic principles of information reception and processing styles
  • Motor performance motor learning as they relate to skill instruction and testing
  • Appropriate method of safe class conduct including awareness of environmental conditions relative to the specific class content of a PMS training session
  • Components of learning goals and performance objectives and the appropriate use of each
  • The ADDIE process and basic concepts of program development and implementation.

Pre-Course Requirements:

  • Students must read and answer questions for each chapter in the text:
    • Sport Skill Instruction
  • Students will need to pass a physical ability test. The requirements have changed, please click here for the new requirements.
    • 30 6-count Burpees in 3 minutes or less

Dress Code & Identification:

  • Visitors attending training at WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus.  If you are not wearing agency identification, you will be asked to check in at the front desk and will be provided with a clip-on visitor's identification card.


Recertification: Level One Instructor Recertification Course #2171, is 32 hours in length and should be attended within 3 years of last certification.


Cost: $600


  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Two weeks Monday-Friday
  • Dates and locations listed below
***Is this class full or not available???? Please complete the Course Interest Survey. Please Note: This is not a waiting list.  You will not be contacted by WSCJTC unless there is enough interest to generate a class being scheduled.  At that time we will contact everyone that has shown interest so that applications can be submitted


Application Form:

WSCJTC Application Form (Word)


WSCJTC Application Form (PDF)

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Submit Applications to:

Valerie Jenkins, Registrar


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Fax: 206.835.7926

Course, Program or Policy Questions:

Bob Bragg


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Phone: 206.835.7350