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.

Voting Member

Area of Representation

E-mail Address

Term Expires

Chief James Hicks, Chairman,
Natick Police Department
Northeast Chiefs of PoliceHicks@Natickpolice.comAugust 2015

Jennifer D. Queally, Undersecretary for Law Enforcement, EOPSS

Executive Office of Public Safety
and Security
 January 2019
Chief Scott P. Livingstone,
Amherst Police Department
Western Massachusetts Chiefs of PoliceLivingstones@amherstma.govAugust 2015
Chief Michael Botieri,
Plymouth Police Department
Southeastern Massachusetts
Chiefs of Police
chiefbotieri@plymouthpolice.comMay 2018
Currently VacantMassachusetts Chiefs of Police  
Chief Mark Leahy,
Northborough Police Department
Central Massachusetts Chiefs of 2015
Deputy Chief Gloria Andrews-Ward,
MBTA Transit Police
Massachusetts Bay Transportation
gandrews@mbta.comSeptember 2017
Attorney James O’Brien,
Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General's OfficeJim.O' 2019
Captain Matt Roy,
Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts State Policematthew.roy@MassMail.State.MA.USApril 2017
Lieutenant Michael Chapman,
Boston Police Department
Boston Police

April 2017

Officer Joseph Vieira,
Dartmouth Police Department
Massachusetts Police Associationjv100@comcast.netSeptember 2016