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R4 ARCON Defensive Tactics Instructor- Pocatello

October 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Class Number:   R4 301

Description:   Defensive Tactics Instructor

This is the new P.O.S.T. approved Defensive Tactics Instructor Course using the ARCON curriculum. This training course includes a test-in component, skill training, teach-back and a skills test-out component.

Attendees are expected to test out at 90% to pass this course. Upon completion of this course attendees should have the skills necessary to instruct others in the ARCON Defensive Tactics techniques.

Students accepted to attend this class must meet the following REQUIREMENTS prior to registration:

  • Completion of the Idaho POST Instructor Development class
  • Completion of a patrol based defensive tactics training or a AT/DT user course.

Not required but highly recommended:

  • Completion of the 2018-2019 POST Use of Force class (POST Academy updated training)
  • or the POST Human Performance class

Physical agility test-in requirements

Students unable to pass the physical agility test-in will not be allowed to continue in the class. A test in fee of $80.00 will be charged to their Agency.

100% Attendance is required for completion of this course.

Completion of this course is a requirement for the maintenance of a current Defensive Tactics endorsement.  


Attendance at this training does not guarantee Instructor certification and endorsement.  To obtain a POST certified instructor endorsement in this High Liability discipline additional training requirements must be met.  Please refer to the document link below.


  • Loose fitting tactical pants
  • Gi pants
  • Short sleeve T-Shirt
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt
  • (rash guard type also recommended)
  • Appropriate foot wear for use on wrestling mats


Dates: October 18-29, 2021

Time:   0800 – 1700

Credits:   80

Location: Idaho State Police District 5 Office, 5255 S. 5th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83204

Cost:  $600.00    Payable to Idaho POST
(Tuition does not include meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline: October 8, 2021


Master Instructor: Jed Lewis and Zac Bartschi

Instructors: Adjunct instructors may be added as needed.

Registration Details: Click the registration link below



October 18, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Idaho State Police District 5 Office
5255 S. 5th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83204 United States
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