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 Course Title:   Advanced Defensive Tactics

 Title Abbreviation:   ADV DEFENSIVE TACTICS

 Department:    CJ

 Course #:    207

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Advanced elements of defensive tactics and countermeasures against offensive attack. Methods used against aggressive or violent individuals and those affected by drugs or alcohol. Discusses higher-level force including strikes, kicks, impact weapons and chemical agents. Includes mechanics of arrest, transport considerations, and reporting requirements.


Prerequisite: CJ 107 and instructor approval.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between the first level of a use of force continuum, and the second level.
  2. Articulate the elements of Graham v. Connor and how this court case affects the criminal justice system.
  3. Describe and perform a minimum of three hand strikes approved by the WA Criminal Justice Training Commission and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
  4. Describe and perform a minimum of three kicks approved by the WA Criminal Justice Training Commission and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
  5. Describe the use, carry, force considerations and application of oleoresin capsicum pepper spray and other chemical agents.
  6. Demonstrate simulated application of chemical agents using inert sprays.
  7. Describe the use, carry, force considerations, and application of straight stick and collapsible batons.
  8. Describe appropriate first aid measures for the law enforcement officer to provide to assist persons to which escalated use of force is applied.
  9. Construct appropriate use of force reports that describe incidents and mitigate claims of liability or excessive force.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .

5.5 Demonstrate ethical practices as part of stewardship to local/global communities and environments.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.
6.5 Develop self-monitoring and self-advocacy skills to effect positive life changes.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.3 Use knowledge of creative processes and aesthetic principles to understand humans and the world around them.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.2 Demonstrate an understanding of legal, ethical, and environmental issues in the use and misuse of technology.

Course Contents

  1. Classes will be composed of modules that are approved by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Delivery and supervision will occur only under the auspices of certified training staff approved by the WA State Criminal Justice Training Center in those areas of expertise as required.