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DT Ground Survival Tactics Instructor Course, #2187

Course Description:


Ground Survival Tactics Instructor is a 24-hour course designed to develop skills for a “grounded” assault on the officer.

Within this class the participant will learn and understand:

  • The principles of Ground Survival Tactics
  • Targeting principles
  • Proper psychomotor skills involved in their employment
  • How the various components of Level Two and Three Tactics are applied to these serious and potentially life threatening situations

The participant will understand:

  • The guidelines that allow for the use of this level of force
  • Proper means of instruction and testing
  • Theoretical background to analyze other similar programs in order to develop agency specific programs

Subjects Covered:

  • Overview GST Tactics principles and concepts
  • Supine Striking Tactics and Drills
  • Physiology of a ground fight
  • Training equipment needs; equipment list
  • Gun Retention and Disarming in a ground fight
  • Disarm attempts and Use Of Force

This course is designed to promote techniques for self-protection that effectively and efficiently deal with aggravated-assault level resistors.


Prerequisite: Defensive Tactics Instructor Course #2076, additionally due to the physical nature of this class and in order to minimize injury and fatigue during the week long course participants should be able to preform:

  • 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:

  • Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.
  • Visible Agency official ID is recommended (badges / agency IDs) while on campus


Cost: $150

Cancellation/No Show:

  • Deadline: If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to cancel the application, you must notify the Registrar via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 7 Days prior to class.
  • Fee: $50 or course fee, whichever is greater.



  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Monday-Friday
  • Dates and Locations listed below

Recertification Course:          Ground Survival Tactics Instructor Recertification Course #2287 is 8 hours in length

and should be attended within 3 years of last certification.


***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)

(The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for the PDF version)

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