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. 

As part of the online version, participants must complete one 10-hour day of in-person Teach-Backs; There is no expectation of active participation for four weeks; to be explained during the Introduction on day one. 

Please note, the date change only reflects the Instructor lead Teach-Backs options. 


Patrol Tactics Instructor Online Training #2190-5

February 1 – March 4, 2021


Teach-Backs options at the WSCJTC Burien campus:

 February 23, 2021, 0700-1700, lunch 1200-1300

February 24, 2021, 0700-1700, lunch 1200-1300

February 25, 2021, 0700-1700, lunch 1200-1300


March 2, 2021, 0700-1700, lunch 1200-1300

March 3, 2021, 0700-1700, lunch 1200-1300

March 4, 2021, 0700-1700, lunch 1200-1300

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

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 2021
Sean Hendrickson (Applied Skills Division Manager), Sacheie Coaxum (Division Administrator)

(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 to 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
2190-6 Patrol Tactics Instructor 5/10/2021 - 5/21/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98198
2190-1 Patrol Tactics Instructor 8/9/2021 - 8/20/2021
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98198