"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

Side-Handle Baton/PR-24 Instructor # 2072

Side-Handle Baton Instructor is a 24-Hour class is designed to promote safe and efficacious use of the PR-24/ side-handle baton. The participant will learn and understand the situations that allow for the use of the PR-24/ side-handle baton, the components of PR-24/ side-handle baton use including psychomotor skills involved in PR-24/ side-handle baton application, proper means of instruction and testing, and theoretical background in order to develop agency specific programs. Additionally the Participant will be aware of the probable medical implications associated with these techniques and review the physiology of a confrontation, biomechanical principles of PR-24/ side-handle baton tactics and how they relate to instruction and force-systems implementation. (This information is now included in the Impact Weapons Instructor course - 2073)

The areas specifically covered are:

• Baton Nomenclature
• Baton Physics
• General Guidelines for use of PR-24/ side-handle baton
• PR-24/ side-handle baton Principles
• Warm-up and Strengthening Exercises
• PR-24/ side-handle baton Techniques
• Expandable PR-24/ side-handle baton techniques
• PR-24/ side-handle baton riot techniques
• Conduct of safe and effective training.
• Open and Closed testing of PR-24/side-handle baton skills

This course has a prerequisite of Defensive Tactics Instructor courses 2076.
As a result of the physical nature of the class, participants are required to pass and physical ability entrance test consisting of:

  • 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

Prerequisite: 2076

Recertification course 2172, should be attended within 3 years of last certification.

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.  

***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.

Cost: $225
Application Form: Click Here for application.
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