Defensive Tactics - Level 2 Instructor

This is a 40-hour class designed to promote effective and efficient use of bodily impact weapons.  The participant learns the components of Defensive Tactics instruction and application, including the situations that allow for the application of this higher level of physical force, proper psychomotor skills involved in Level 2 force application, proper means of instruction and testing, and theoretical background to analyze other similar programs in order to develop agency specific programs.  Additionally the Participant will understand the physiology of a confrontation, be aware of the probable medical implications associated with these technique, and biomechanical principles of Impact Impedance tactics and how they relate to instruction and systems analysis.

The subjects specifically covered are:

  • Confrontational Physiology and Biomechanics
  • General Guidelines for Reduction in Transmission of Blood borne Pathogens
  • Pre-Attack Indicators
  • Bodily impact impedance tactics such as strikes, blocks, kicks, use of the elbows and knees
  • Edged weapons defense
  • Use of the Impact Resistant Suit for dynamic high-speed training

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via our Learning Management System (LMS).

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.

If classes are full, or not available, please complete the Course Interest Survey.  This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class.  If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.


Successful completion of Control Tactics Instructor Level 1 Instructor Course #2071.

Students will also need to pass a physical ability test that consist of 35 6-count burpees in 3 minutes or less and 35 sit ups in 1 minute or less.

Sacheie Coaxum (Division Administrator)

(206) 835-7329

Who can attend our classes?

Class is open to active law enforcement officers who meet the prerequisites.

Required Equipment

  • Fully Equipped duty belt
  • Inert-firearm carried on duty without live ammunition
  • Laptop computer and power source
  • Tape for wrists
  • Forearm pads
  • Mouth guard
  • Gloves
  • Long-sleeved, lightweight shirt
  • Level-one Instructor Manual
  • Department impact resistant suit (e.g. FIST or Red Man)

Recommend Course Equipment:

  • Focus mitts
  • Inert knife
  • Laptop with power source
  • Elbow and knee pads

Pre-Course work

Students must read and answer questions for chapters 1, 2, 4, & 7 in the text:

  • Sport Physiology for Coaches (see
  • Students must pass a written entrance test based on this text

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


This course must be completed every three years to maintain certification active.





Hours will vary Monday through Friday.

Classes will be held 0800 – 1700 Monday through Friday.


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to to cancel your registration.

$350 no show or late cancellation fee.