Law Enforcement

Defensive Tactics Instructor

Jul 19 2021 - Jul 30 2021


This two week 80-hour course is designed to develop an instructor who is capable of presenting professional courses of instruction in the specific law enforcement skill of Defensive Tactics/Arrest Control Techniques. Numerous training styles (FBI, Koga etc.) and techniques will be introduced to the students. The curriculum covers use of force law, weapon retention, weapon disarming, handcuffing/searching techniques, impact weapons (baton) and impact suit integration. The course will emphasize a system designed for law enforcement training in AOT and the Basic Academies. Force transition and decision-making components are integrated into the presentation of weaponry. Maximum enrollment is 18 students.


Basic Police Academy or equivalent, proof of medical clearance/insurance.


Wear loose clothing, bring duty belt with impact weapon.  TRAINING CUFFS or handcuffs with key are required

*A laptop with a USB port is required for the course. All material will be provided electronically*


80.0 Hour(s)


2.00 Semester Unit(s)


P.O.S.T. Plan II  
Certificate awarded upon completion.

College of Record

Gavilan College

College Term



The Academy
560 Bailey Ave.
San Jose, CA 95141

Meeting days/times

Monday-Friday 0700 to 1600


POST Plan II CC#2540-21635-21-001

Late Cancellation Fee

$50 if cancelled after 7/2/2021

Payment Information

All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard (a transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier’s checks (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. When possible, students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at any time by the State Chancellor’s office may require collection of additional fees from students.

Students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and (1) day prior to start of college semester or do not meet other college criteria may be considered “out-of-state” students, and subject to additional fees to the ones listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.


Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: the following information:

  • Class Requested
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO's Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s), Email Address, DOB
  • Method of payment if applicable

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit full or partial payment, depending on the class

Non-U.S. Citizens: If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, email a copy of the front and back of the card (indicate the class in which you are registering) to:

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All classes require full payment due by or before the first day of class. Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list, your reservation must be cancelled no later than 30 days prior to first day of class. After the 30-day cancellation period, students/agencies will forfeit a minimum of $50 for materials expenses associated with unexcused cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of your reservation to another student is permitted upon approval.

Course Cancellation by South Bay

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reach for the course three weeks prior to the beginning of the class, the class may be cancelled and any deposits/payments will be refunded in full.