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. 

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

Bob Bragg (Defensive Tactics Program Manager), 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 Selection Date PT Test Date Tac/Asst. Tac Start & End Date Location Status Cost Downloads
2190-1 Patrol Tactics Instructor PAT not required October 21-November 1, 2019 Spokane County Training Center
6011 N Chase Rd
Spokane, WA 99025
Open $700
2190-5 Patrol Tactics Instructor PAT not required December 2-13, 2019 Naval Station Everett
1900 West Marine Drive
Everett, WA 98201
Open Free Naval Station Map
2190-2 Patrol Tactics Instructor PAT not required February 3-14, 2020 Vancouver Police Department
2800 NE Stapleton Rd
Vancouver, WA 98661
Open $700
2190-6 Patrol Tactics Instructor PAT not required March 2-13, 2020 Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center
327 East Penny Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801
2190-7 Patrol Tactics Instructor PAT not required March 30-April 10, 2020 Kennewick Police Department
211 West 6th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
2190-3 Patrol Tactics Instructor PAT not required June 8-19, 2020 Bellingham Police Department
505 Grande Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Open $700