Patrol Tactics Instructor

This is an 80-hour comprehensive patrol tactics course designed to promote safe and effective tactics typically required on a daily basis for LEO. This course is the prerequisite for all other advanced/unusual occurrence tactics classes.  As such, this class contains instructional delivery specific to the course content and not general instructional concepts. 

Within this class, the participant learns the components of Basic Patrol Tactics and technique application, instruction and testing.  The core tactics involve structure clearing, low/high risk vehicle stops, MIDD, and DV calls.  Emphasis is placed on single and double officer tactics, assessment and planning skills, specific and proper means of instruction, and theoretical background to analyze and develop agency specific programs to serve as a basis for subsequent unusual occurrences and extreme risk tactics classes.

Specific areas covered in this course:

  • Patrol tactics and techniques
  • Mindset and effects on perception
  • Scenario construction and safe effective class conduct
  • Use of video recording during teaching and testing
  • Human performance and learning as they relate to skill instruction and testing
  • Components of learning goals and performance objectives and the appropriate use of each
  • The PADDIE process and basic concepts of program development and implementation

This class covers material beyond the material provided in FTO/PTO class and is a highly recommended for both veteran and new FTO/PTO's. 

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via WSCJTC 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.
This class contains elements from other disciplines such as Firearms and/or C/DT those respective instructor classes are highly recommended prior to attending this class. 
No fee through June 2020
Jerrell Wills (Program Manager, DeEscalation), Sean Hendrickson (Lead Patrol Tactics Instructor), Sacheie Coaxum (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7329

Who can attend our classes?

Class is only open to active law enforcement officers.  It is strongly encouraged that officers meet the suggested prerequisites.  

Required Equipment

  • Fully equipped duty belt and inert-firearm carried on duty
  • Camera or Video Recorder
  • Lap top recommended 

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 check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card. 



Recertification is required every three years.  The recertification course is number 2191.  


Classes will be held 0800 – 1700 Monday through Friday.

Dates and locations will vary by session. 


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

$700 no show or late cancellation fee.  

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost Downloads
2190-5 Patrol Tactics Instructor 12/2/2019 - 12/13/2019
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Naval Station Everett
1900 West Marine Drive
Everett, WA 98201
Open Free Naval Station Map
2190-2 Patrol Tactics Instructor 2/3/2020 - 2/14/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 0000
Vancouver Police Department
2800 Northeast Stapleton Road
Vancouver, WA 98661
Full Free
2190-6 Patrol Tactics Instructor 3/2/2020 - 3/13/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center
327 East Penny Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Full Free
2190-7 Patrol Tactics Instructor 3/30/2020 - 4/10/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Kennewick Police Department
211 West 6th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
Cancelled Free
2190-4 Patrol Tactics Instructor 5/4/2020 - 5/15/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Mason County Public Works
100 West Public Works Drive
Shelton, WA 98584
Full Free
2190-3 Patrol Tactics Instructor 6/8/2020 - 6/19/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Bellingham Police Department
505 Grande Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Full Free
2190-1 Patrol Tactics Instructor 7/6/2020 - 7/17/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open Free
2190-2 Patrol Tactics Instructor 8/3/2020 - 8/14/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open Free