Defensive Tactics Instructor Course (10-Day)


General Description
This course will teach candidates the skills needed to teach defensive tactics at the entrance academy and in-service levels. Topics to be taught include Tactical Awareness, Teaching Philosophies in DT, Ground Defense, Takedowns, Takedown Defense, Weapon Retention and Takeaways, Tactical Cuffing, SPEAR Philosophies and use, Using Social Media/Video to our advantage as instructors, Personal Weapons, Recovery from a Grounded Position, Grappling, Clinch Defense/Offense, Krav Maga Choke Defenses, Classroom Safety/Limiting Injuries as a DT Instructor, Time Management as an Instructor.

Prior to being accepted into the program, each student must be able to pass the Cooper’s Fitness Assessment with a minimum score of 50%. Students who fail the physical test will be removed from the roster, and not charged the fee for the course. Students on the waitlist should also attend the physical assessment. Click here for the Fitness Standards Scale

This training is a very intense, hands-on and physically demanding course. Extensive classroom work is required. Graduates will be certified by MPCTC as Law Enforcement/Correctional Provisional Instructors. An equipment list will be sent to students who pass the physical assessment.

Client Agencies are Maryland certified agencies under the regulated authority of the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commissions (MPCTC). Non-client agencies interested in attending the course should email a signed registration form to in order to enroll. All forms must have an approving signature in order to register the student. This can be an agency head, or unit supervisor – someone to authorize the student to take this course. MD Police & Correctional Training Commissions requires credit card information in order to process non-client enrollments (Visa or MasterCard).

Agencies holding a TBD seat must provide the student information ONE MONTH PRIOR to the physical assessment date!!
Class Information

Location: PSETC Physical Training Center, Sykesville
Dates of Class: 12/15/2021 - 12/15/2021 & 01/24/2022 - 02/04/2022
Approval Number: P43821
Approved Hours: 75
Price: 300.00

Class Description

This program has been CANCELED; students were alerted on 1/5/22 and moved to future dates.

8:00am – 4:00pm
PSETC Physical Training Center (PTC), 905 2nd St, Sykesville, MD
Program Approval Information P43821 / C17110
Cost is $300 for client agencies, $600 for non-client agencies. DPSCS personnel attend at no cost.

IMPORTANT: The required physical assessment is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 8:00am at the PTC (address above). Proper fitness attire is required.

0 seats of 24 total student seats are occupied for this class.

Please contact your agency training coordinator to register for this class.

Future Class Dates
04/11/2022 - 04/15/2022 & 04/18/2022 - 04/22/2022
08/01/2022 - 08/05/2022 & 08/08/2022 - 08/12/2022
10/17/2022 - 10/21/2022 & 10/24/2022 - 10/28/2022

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