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Course Description

This is a 40 - 80 variable unit course that meets the training requirements of The Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). It covers Control Techniques, Weapon Retention, Legal Issues, plus topics designed to provide training for currently employed law enforcement officials to become instructors in defensive tactics. This course may be replaced for new content, ongoing training or updating. This course is a pass/no pass course. ADVISORY: Employed as a law enforcement official.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency and proper safety procedures involved in use of force, defensive tactics, arrest and control techniques and verbal communication.
  • Demonstrate proper procedures for handcuffing, search techniques, control holds, takedowns and de-escalation.
  • Apply departments Use of Force policies, and state and federal laws.
  • Apply proper teaching techniques and methodology and improve skill in developing lesson plans, course outlines, evaluation procedures and record keeping system.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
Gavilan College Red Diamond 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Red Diamond Gilroy, CA 95020 Red Diamond (408) 848-4800