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Control Tactics System


Control Tactics System

A Core Essentials Course


The Reasonable Use-of-Force Trainer Certification Program is designed to provide beginners and advanced trainers with use-of-force and legal information, practical training principles, techniques and tactical considerations so they may teach and certify agency officers in basic control tactics. It begins with the 8-hour Control Tactics course which introduces all NLETC training principles.

The control tactics system includes 8 hours of principles of movement and relative positioning which, combined with effective and dynamic tactics, ensure officers’ success and safety during subject control and escort. 

Upon successful completion of the first 8 hours, trainers receive Trainer Certification in the Control Tactics Trainer Certification Course. Upon successful completion of each elective course, trainers receive Trainer Certification in that course.


This course was previously part of a 16 hour course entitled CDT but is now an 8 hour portion of the 24 hour Core Essentials Program.

Equipment needed: Casual or athletic clothing, footwear.
Materials provided: Online Text

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