Student Officers of the 1st SPMA concluded their second week of training at the State Police Academy. Forty-seven student officers remain in the program. Week two instruction consisted of Defensive Tactics, Motor Vehicle Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Patrol Procedures, and Leadership. Practical application of Defensive Tactics and Patrol Procedures have already begun. Every student officer has already conducted several procedurally sound motor vehicle stops.
In addition to Academy staff instructors, this week's training included expert instruction from several municipal agencies. Police officers from Leicester, West Springfield, Spencer, Pittsfield and the Worcester Police Departments provided instructors to complete the week's training mission.