Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification

The Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® Level 1 & 2 Departmental Instructor Certification Course develops skills for quickly and effectively transferring maximum amounts of close range subject control content in short periods of time with high levels of retention.


Level 1 Develops Skills for Handling and Detaining Non-Compliant Subjects


Level 2 Develops Skills for Defending Against Sudden Attacks

Level 1 Covers:

  • Body Positioning Drills
  • Mechanical Advantage Control Holds
  • M.A.C.H. TM Takedowns
  • M.A.C.H. TM Handcuff Positioning
  • M.A.C.H. TM Team Arrest Tactics
  • M.A.C.H. TM Baton Subject Control
  • In-Holster Weapon Retention

Level 2 Covers:

  • Hand-to-Hand Protection / Disruption
  • Baton Protection / Disruption
  • Knife Awareness & Defense
  • Ground Defense & Escapes
  • Out-of-Holster Weapon Retention
  • Weapon Disarms

Pre-Requisite: Completion of Level 1

Hosted By

Cheshire County Department of Corrections

Cheshire County Department of Corrections


Nov 4th - 6th, 2020

9:00am – 5:00pm


825 Marlboro Street

Keene, NH 03431

Training Site Contact

Lt. Amy Byam

ph: (603) 903-1636

Email: abyam@co.cheshire.NH.US

Contact Us

Controlled F.O.R.C.E.

Phone: 630-365-1700

Important Class Information

  • Authorizes you to teach the program within your agency for 2-Year Term
  • Re-Certification required at end of 2-Year Term (re-certification fees apply)
  • Free Refresher training is available throughout 2-Year Term
  • Includes access to online e-Manual that contains full documentation of course
  • You must be a member of the Controlled F.O.R.C.E.® Network to receive certificates
  • Certificates are issued electronically via e-mail