Patrol Tactics Instructor Re-Certification

Given a written and practical exam composed of vehicle contacts, person contacts and structural clearing.  Participants will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Threat recognition, prioritization and response
  • Behavioral crisis de-escalation and communication
  • Dealing with edged weapons
  • Contact and cover
  • Equipment management
  • Critical Life Saving Skills
  • Angular evaluations on vertical edges

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via Acadis.

Completion of the Patrol Tactics Instructor course.
Don Arnold (LETCSA Patrol Tactics/De-escalation Program Manager), Ciara Colon (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 786- 8951

Who can attend our classes?

This course is open to all Certified Patrol Tactics Instructors in the State of Washington.

Required Equipment

  • Fully equipped duty belt and inert firearm
  • Handcuffs (and keys)
  • Sturdy boots 

Pre-Course work

Participants must read WAC 139-11.

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. 


Classes will be held 0800 – 1700 Tuesday through Thursday.

Dates and locations will vary by session. 


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