Courses Provided by P.I.D.T.

          The courses offered by the Pacific Institute of Defensive Tactics are certified as variable courses.  Thus the number of hours for each course may vary depending upon the needs of the audience. PIDT offers standard courses throughout the year at it’s training center in Soquel, California.  PIDT also provides training open to the law enforcement community and for specific agencies at locations throughout the State.  PIDT can tailor most courses to fit the specific needs of an individual agency.  Most courses have been developed and certified to meet the requirements of the Perishable Skills Program.

Follow the LINKs for course descriptions and enrollment forms..

P.I.D.T.Training Center Courses
currently scheduled for 2022.

  • Weapon Take Away Instructor
    Not currently scheduled.

  • Crimes-In-Progress Instructor/Coaches Program
    Not currently scheduled.

  • Emergency Response Team For Trainers
    Not currently scheduled.


New Upcoming Course
Currently Scheduled for 2022.

Ground Control (for Instructors)


This course is not P.O.S.T certified.

The following additional courses are offered
on basic, in-service and instructor levels:

  • Arrest and Control
  • Baton Tactics
  • Tactical Communications
  • Car Stops
  • Altercation Patterns
  • Defeat The Grappler (Ground Defense)
  • Crimes-In-Progress
  • Building Searches
  • Close Combat
  • Escape From Holds
  • Tactical Arrests
  • Self Defense
  • Crowd Control
  • Passive Demonstrator
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Defensive Tactics For Corrections Personnel
  • Defensive Tactics For Probation Officers
  • Defensive Tactics For Juvenile Hall Counselors