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Use-of-Force & Tactics Instructor School

  • Coordinator:  Jason Williams
  • Length of Course: 5 days (40 hours)
  • Course hours:  0800-1630
  • Date/Location:  17-21 October, 2016/ VPA
  • Tuition:  Commuting $84.50/Overnight $238.50
  • Registration: Fax the in-service registration form (Word or PDF) to 802-483-2343 or email it to our registrar at

This five-day in-service class will certify students as instructors in the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council (VTCJTC) / Monadnock - Safariland Defensive Tactics System (MDTS), the Monadnock - Safariland Expandable Baton (MEB) or Monadnock / Safariland PR-24 Side-Handle Baton, and the Oleoresin Capsicum aerosol projector.  

For the baton portion of this training, officers may choose one or the other baton for instructor certification.  If already certified as a baton instructor, officers will be re-certified during the training.   If an officer is already certified as either an MEB or PR-24 instructor, they will have the opportunity to re-certify in that discipline and become certified as an instructor in the other if they choose to do so. 

The VCJTC / Monadnock – Safariland MDTS program is a system of self-defense control and restraint techniques and tactics, which teaches officers to safely control and handcuff suspects in a wide-range of arrest situations.   Officers will receive instruction on the legalities of police use-of-force, as well as instruction on how to effectively teach and certify others at the basic user-level.   

This comprehensive course consists of both classroom and gym instruction.   Students should be prepared for a rigorous and physically demanding week of training and should be free of any conditions that would prohibit them from effectively participating and completing the training.  Attire must include a full duty belt, inert training OC, baton and gym shoes.