340 West Brookfield Road
New Braintree, MA 01531
Telephone: (508) 867-1000
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The Massachusetts State Police Academy is located on 780 acres in rural New Braintree. The compound consists of over twenty buildings. These buildings house the classrooms, dining facility, firearms range, sleeping quarters, physical plant and gymnasium. A small housing community, dubbed Circle Drive, is used as additional office space and for realistic training exercises. The property boasts it own water treatment plant and well field which supplies both the compound and the local grammar school with water. A fully certified confidence course, with high and low elements, is part of the training facility.
The Academy hosts outside agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Environmental Police, which have staff and office space on site.
All recruit training is based here. Recruits attend a twenty-five week, modified stress, live-in academy, consisting of over ninety different courses of instruction. The day begins at 5:30 AM with physical training. The recruit then attends academic courses until 8:00 PM. The recruits then have study and personal time until lights out at 9:30 PM. All classes, with the exception of driver training and water safety, are conducted in New Braintree. Recruits are released on Friday evening to go home, and return Monday morning for training.
The Academy also conducts in-service training and firearms re-qualification for veteran State Police officers. The Academy provides Professional development courses which are designed for, and offered to, the public safety community at little to no cost to the attendee.
The State Police also partners with the American Legion to provide a one week, live-in, mini-academy known as the Student Trooper Program. This program is an intensive course patterned after the actual recruit class. It is not a summer camp. It is offered to high school students 15 to 17 years old, who are in good scholastic standing, and good physical condition. Further information can be gathered through your high school counselor or American Legion post.
Normal Academy hours are Sunday at 11:00 PM through Friday until 5:00 PM. For any questions, or additional information, please call (508) 867-1000.
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