Guide Patrol Procedure and Active Shooter Instructor Certification

This Guide provides instructors and instructor candidates with specific qualifications and training necessary to receive and maintain Certification as a Patrol Procedures and Active Shooter Instructor. The categories (levels) of a Patrol Procedures and Active Shooter Instructor, how to apply for an instructor level with User Guides to apply for instructor certification by initiating an application in the new MPTC Acadis platform.

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Instructor Certification Training

Rob Stering is the statewide coordinator and the Municipal Police Training Committee liaison for the administration of Patrol Procedures.  Patrol Procedures covers three modules: Applied Patrol Procedures, Motor Vehicle Stops, Less-Lethal Applied Weapons training, and Patrol Response, which include training and certifying and recertifying Patrol Procedure Instructors for Recruit, In-service, Reserve Intermittent Academies. Also, the program oversees state and municipal police department’s program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Instructor Levels Defined

Class Only:

  • Instruct at own agency only

Level 2: Assistant Instructor

  • Instruct at own agency
  • Instruct for MPTC in any venue, (Basic Recruit, In-Service)
  • Evaluate scenarios during Applied Patrol Procedures

Level 3: Lead Instructor

  • Instruct at own agency
  • Instruct for MPTC in any venue, (Basic Recruit, In-Service)
  • Evaluate scenarios during Applied Patrol Procedures
  • Evaluate test scenarios during Applied Patrol Procedures

Level 4: Master Instructor

  • Instruct at own agency
  • Instruct for MPTC in any venue, (Basic Recruit, In-Service)
  • Evaluate scenarios during Applied Patrol Procedures
  • Evaluate test scenarios during Applied Patrol Procedures

Level Maintenance

  • Document 16 hours of instruction for each of the 3 years of the certification period Document (Class only, Level 2, 3, and 4)
  • Assist in classroom with a level 3 lead Instructor (Documented)
  • (Level 2, 3, and 4)
  • Mentor Level 2’s when asked (Level 3 and 4)
  • Submit when requested for recertification, signed documentation of the 16 hours per year (Class only, Level 2, 3, and 4)
  • Attend Active Shooter and/or Patrol Procedures Instructor Recertification class every 3 years (Class only, Level 2, 3, and 4)
  • Successful reviews and recommendations from Academy Directors, Level 4’s and/or Statewide Coordinator (Class only, Level 2, and 3)
  • Submit assessments of Instructors that you observed or mentored (Level 3 and 4)
  • Schedule Patrol Procedures and/or Active Shooter program with MPTC venue (Level 3 and 4)
  • Submit paperwork as required of Program Information (schedule of classes - prior to), testing results, other required paperwork. (Level 3 and 4)
  • PPAC Member (Level 4 only)
  • Assist in Administrative tasks as requested by Statewide Coordinator (Level 4 only)
  • Attend PPAC Meetings (Level 4 only)
  • Successful reviews and recommendations from Academy Directors, and/or Statewide Coordinator (Level 4 only)

Level Upgrade

  • Meet all criteria listed above (Level 2 and 3)
  • Minimum of 80 hours in a three year period (Level 2 to a Level 3)
  • Minimum of 5 years as a Level 3 Instructor (Level 3 to a Level 4)
  • Review and approval of Statewide Coordinator, PPAC. (Level 2 and 3)
  • Bases on PPAC vacancy (Level 3 to a Level 4)
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