Defensive Tactics Instructor

Course Length: 80.0 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Time Location Instructor/Coordinator Status
TBA 07/16/2018 07/27/2018 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. GPSTC, FORSYTH PETE SPAHN
TBA 11/26/2018 12/07/2018 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. GPSTC, FORSYTH PETE SPAHN

Who Should Attend: Public safety officers who have completed a 40 hour Defensive Tactics and the Use of Force and De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance course within the last twelve (12) months.

Prerequisite: Submit a copy of your P.O.S.T. Instructor Training certification, a copy of your basic Defensive Tactics certificate, and a medical waiver (found below) for Oleoresin Capsicum training. The student must also have completed the online Use of Force and De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance class offered by the Georgia Public Safety Training Center within the past twelve (12) months.

Designed for the P.O.S.T. certified general instructor, this training includes control and restraint techniques, handgun retention and disarming skills, handcuffing and searching, active countermeasures, O.C. deployment, and self defense techniques against common attacks.

Special Notes: This class certifies the student to teach Defensive Tactics, Expandable Baton Basic, as well as Oleoresin Capsicum Familiarization. Students must bring their duty belt (no weapon), handcuffs with key, baton with holder, mouth guard, jock strap with cup, non-marking court shoes and personal body armor. You can access student manual below.