Chapter 6: Section 116 of the Massachusetts General Laws establishes a Municipal Police Training Committee, which is tasked with setting “policies and standards for the training of municipal police officers and candidates for appointment as municipal police officers.” In addition, “[t]he municipal police training committee shall approve or disapprove municipal police training schools and shall make rules and regulations subject to the approval of the governor and council, for such schools, relating to courses of study, attendance requirements, equipment and facilities and qualifications of instructors.” Moreover, the committee provides policy guidance to the MPTC staff and advises the Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) on personnel and budget issues related to the operation of the MPTC. The committee is comprised of chiefs of police representing Western, Central, Northeastern and Southeastern Massachusetts and the MBTA Transit Police. It also includes representatives from the Massachusetts Police Association, the Boston Police Department, the State Police, the Attorney General’s Office, and the EOPSS as voting members.
Area of Representation
|Chief James Hicks, Chairman|
Natick Police Department
|Northeast Chiefs of Policeemail@example.com||August 2013|
Jennifer D. Queally, Undersecretary for Law Enforcement, EOPSS
|Executive Office of Public Safety|
|Chief Scott P. Livingstone|
Amherst Police Department
Chiefs of Police
|Chief Michael Botieri||Southeastern Massachusetts|
Chiefs of Police
|Chief Francis Fox|
Belchertown Police Department
|Massachusetts Chiefs of Policefirstname.lastname@example.org||September 2013|
|Chief Mark Leahy|
Northborough Police Department
|Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Policeemail@example.com||August 2013|
|Deputy Chief Gloria Andrews-Ward|
MBTA Transit Police
|Massachusetts Bay Transportation|
|Attorney James O’Brien|
Office of the Attorney General
|Attorney General's Office||Jim.Ofirstname.lastname@example.org||January 2014|
|Captain Robert McGrath|
Massachusetts State Police
|Massachusetts State Policeemail@example.com||April 2015|
|Lieutenant Michael Chapman|
Boston Police Department
|Boston Police Department||ChapmanM.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Officer Joseph Vieira|
Dartmouth Police Department
|Massachusetts Police Associationemail@example.com||September 2016|
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