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Guide Patrol Procedures and Active Shooter Instructor Certification

This Guide provides instructors and potential instructor candidates with specific qualifications and training necessary to receive and maintain certification as a Patrol Procedures and Active Shooter Instructor.

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Instructor Certification Training

Timothy Watts is the statewide coordinator and the Municipal Police Training Committee liaison for the administration of Patrol Procedures. Patrol Procedures covers the following:

  • Applied Patrol Procedures
  • Motor Vehicle Stops
  • Less-Lethal Applied Weapons training 
  • Patrol Response, which includes training and certifying and recertifying Patrol Procedure Instructors for Recruit, In-service, Reserve Intermittent Academies.

Additionally, 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 II: Assistant Instructor

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

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

Level Upgrade

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