The following instructor series is designed to develop instructors with the ability to train at both the new-hire and in-service levels of Control and Defensive Tactics. The series begins with Control Tactics Instructor followed by other tactics designed for more resistive individuals. Upon completion of Control Tactics Instructor course, the officer is eligible to attend OC Pepper spray Instructor and/or Defensive Tactics Instructor, followed by Ground Survival Tactics Instructor, Firearms Retention Instructor and Impact Weapons Instructor. This stair-step system maximizes the use of class time by building on knowledge and skills learned in previous classes thus eliminating segregation and separation of skill instructors by specialty. By utilizing this building block system, the physical force instructor can properly teach both an escalation and de-escalation of force application. This method has demonstrated, not only be more efficient and effective, but also reduces the likelihood of excessive use of force litigation.
Recertification- The motor skills acquired in the C/DT arena are perishable and ever-changing. Therefore CJTC continues with a strict certification and re-certification program for both the Instructor and MI level programs. The recertification courses test both the cognitive and motor skills of students. These re-certification courses are typically 20-24 hours in length. As with all re-certification courses the participant will be instructed and tested on all changes to the curriculum both for the basic academies and instructor courses.
Note: Classes are restricted to people employed in the criminal justice field.
Advanced Concepts in Motor Learning and Performance for Motor Skills (ACMLP) INSTRUCTORS, Course #2067
This course is designed to ensure solid grounding in the concepts surrounding motor skill instructional methodology and to better prepare Master Instructors for delivering the “motor leaning” portion of various instructor courses. More specifically, theories developed from scientific research in the area of motor learning and performance.
Control Tactics – Level 1 Instructor, Course #2071
This is a comprehensive control tactics course that is 80 hours in length. CT-I combines hair-hold, counter-joint, pressure point and temporary mechanical restraint tactics, with basic knowledge needed to effectively instruct and assess motor (physical techniques instructional methodology) skills.
Control Tactics – Level 1 Instructor - Recertification, Course #2171
This class is a re-certification of Control Tactics Instructor Course #2071 and is 32 hours in length. It should be attended within 3 years of last certification. In accordance with OSHA standards, participants must have clean gym clothes daily with an additional set of clean clothes for class use.
Defensive Tactics – Level 2 Instructor , Course #2076
Involves training of bodily impact (striking) tactics, such as hands, elbows, and knees, as well as knife defense. DTI Training also focuses on the use of Impact-Resistant-Suits to increase safety and the quality of this level of physical force instruction. Subsequent training in the areas of Firearms Retention, Ground Survival, and the Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint rely heavily on and build upon the principles and techniques learned in this DTI course.
Defensive Tactics- Level 2 Instructor – Recertification, Course #2176
This class is a recertification of Defensive Tactics Instructor Level 2 #2076 and is 20 hours (2.5 days) in in length and should be attended within 3 years of last certification.
Firearms Retention and Disarming Instructor, Course #2074
Makes use of concepts, tactics, and training methods from the aforementioned classes. Since an attempted or successful disarming of an officer is such a potentially deadly altercation, this course is designed to train the officer to retain their gun in a wide variety of situations as well as immediate recovery of their gun should it be taken during an assault. Use of alternative weapons is covered in this class.
Firearms Retention and Disarming Instructor - Recertification, Course #2174
This is a recertification course for Firearms Retention and Disarming Instructor course #2074 (see #2074 course description for a detailed listing of specific subject areas covered). This course is 8 hours in length and should be attended within 3 years of last certification.
Ground Survival Instructor, Course #2187
Course material covers the specifics of winning an assault of the officer on the ground. Due to the danger associated with this type of attack, training will focus on all le