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.
Master Instructor, Course #2070
This 80-hour course is the culmination of successful completion of all the courses offered in the physical force noted above including ACMLP and completion of the necessary outside course work. The officer chosen for the Master Instructor program should be exemplary, since substantial resources will be invested in this individual. A Master Instructor in your agency should be expected to train, in a minimum of 20 hours, his/her assistants known as Field Instructors, to teach a limited number of agency specific physical force techniques. To maintain a Master Instructor certification the individual must attend the annual 40-hour MI re-certification. Master Instructor Certification is required for "Use of Force Instructor" certification (Firearms Instructor and C/DT Instructor combination).
Prerequisite: Advanced Concepts in Motor Learning and Performance for Motor Skills (ACMLP) Instructors #2067
Master Instructor - Recertification, Course #2170
Master Control/Defensive Tactics Instructor Recertification is a 40-hour comprehensive tactics review course for currently certified MI’s. Throughout the week-long review emphasis is placed on proper psychomotor skills involved in Control/Defensive tactics instruction. Within this class the participant is required to perform a wide range of C/DT skills, participate in classroom discussion involving current theories in psycho-motor skills instruction, training issues in C/DT and decisions regarding future direction of academy level training.
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 levels of force available to the officer, up to and including deadly force. This course is a prerequisite to the Firearms Retention Instructor course.
Ground Survival Tactics Instructor - Recertification, Course #2287
The motor skills acquired in the Ground Survival Tactics arena are perishable and ever-changing. GST-Instructor recertification is an 8-hour course designed to update those skills for a “grounded” assault on the officer. Within this class the participant will be instructed and tested on all changes to the curriculum both for the basic academies and instructor courses.
Impact Weapons Instructor, Course #2073
Course includes training in the use of the standard police baton, the flashlight, the riot baton, and the various expandable batons currently available. Due to multiple requests, this course now includes material covered in course #2072; participants will receive an additional certificate.
Impact Weapons Instructor - Recertification, Course #2173
This is a recertification course for Impact Weapons Instructor Course #2073. This course is 20 hours (2.5 days) in length and should be attended within 3 years of last certification.
Lateral Vascular Instructor, Course #2075
The LVNR® Instructor class is a 24-hour instructor course that develops the Participant to deliver training in the LVNR training to line officers. The participant learns the components of the LVNR system instruction and application, including the legal and medical research that documents the safety and effectiveness of the LVNR® system. The participant will learn and understand the situations that allow for the application of this unique type of physical force, proper psychomotor skills involved in LVNR application.
Prerequisite: Defensive Tactics Instructor course #2076.
Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint Instructor - Recertification, Course #2175
The use of the LVNR as a non-deadly force option has been and continues to become an integral part of many agency’s force policies due to the effectiveness for officers of all sizes, reduction in injuries to officers and offenders, and the resultant reduction in use of force complaints. This course integrates and addresses the use of Control/Defensive tactics and the use of TASER with the application of the LVNR.
OC Spray Instructor, Course #2079
Oleoresin Spray Instructor class is a 24-hour class that is designed to promote safe and efficacious selection and use of OC spray. The participant will learn and understand the situations that allow for the proper use OC, tactics and techniques of OC application, proper means of instruction and testing, and theoretical background to analyze OC products in order to make recommendations to agency administrators. Additionally the participant will be aware of the probable medical implications associated with the use of OC spray.
Prerequisite: Control Tactics- Level 1 Instructor #2071.
OC Spray Instructor - Recertification Online, Course #2179
Is an “online” course with access to course material granted after registration. The course should take approximately 6 hours to complete coursework and testing, and should be completed within 3 years of last certification.
Use of Force for Managers, Course #2230
This course is designed for a wide range of participants from C/DT and Firearms instructors to anyone in a supervisory role especially those in an investigatory or policy decision make position.
Prerequisite: None required