Control/ Defensive Tactics and Use of Force

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The course is the foundation for Control/Defensive Tactics (C/DT) and Use of Force (UOF) for Law Enforcement Officers.  This course includes the basics of motor learning, practice structure, class structure, and skill instruction.  This comprehensive and practical course will help each new instructors develop the skills and confidence to assist in all the essential C/DT and UOF classes taught at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) and in-service training incorporating current Job Task Analysis (JTA) findings and recommendations.


The primary objective of this Use of Force (UOF) Course is to prepare law enforcement officers to understand and implement the Use of Force policy developed by the Washington State Office of the Attorney General (or consistent department’s UOF policy). Students will learn the methodology required to deliver the 24-hour UOF Training successfully.