Use of Force / Defensive Tactics

The TRICOM Fundamentals Instructor Course will be offered for the first time in Canada. The course is restricted to law enforcement and police instructors and over the course of the 4 days, multiple modules from the TRICOM training system will be instructed.

Interestingly enough, the TRICOM system which was developed by Jared Wihongi aligns with Canada's own National Use of Force Framework and is in fact referred to in our course delivery. 

TRICOM addresses gaps 

In this 3 Day certification course, it focuses on required legal responsibilities that pertain to licensed security professionals from provincial legislation to federal statute law and how it ties in with the application of force.

The Course maintains a performance assessment component and all participants must attend all modules, exhibit a clear understanding and demonstrate proficiency in the techniques to successfully complete the course.

Day 1: (0830-1630)

  • Use of Force Model

  • Arrest & Control Dynamics

Day 2: (0830-1630)

  • Arrest & Control Dynamics

  • Distractions and Checks (Natural Impact Weapons)

  • Group Dinner

Day 3: (0830-1630)

  • Assessment

  • Expandable Baton Fundamentals

Day 4: (0830-1630)

  • Assessment

  • Expandable Baton Fundamentals

Schedule: March 28-31, 2022

Instructor: Chris Mandigma

Location: Tirsia Training Centre (near Bank & Heron) | Ottawa, ON

2477-C Kaladar Ave. 

Participants Require the following:

  • Active Sworn Law Enforcement / Police Instructor

  • Duty belt, chain-link handcuffs, handcuff key, expandable baton, baton scabbard

  • Blue training gun, training knife

  • Boxing gloves, focus mitts, Muay Thai pads

  • Cargo or uniform pants, comfortable shirt, indoor / mats shoes


  • Complimentary and spacious parking

  • Gender-neutral washrooms

  • Kitchenette with fridge and microwave

Course Fee: $950 (+ HST)

Registration Form - CLICK HERE

Instructor Certifications are valid for 2 years

To learn more about the licensing program, click here.