Statewide Program Coordinator Shawn Barbale

Shawn Barbale is the statewide coordinator and liaison for the Municipal Police Training Committee for the administration of Defensive Tactics Programs which include training and refreshing DT Instructors for Recruit, In-service and state and municipal police department’s program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Contact Information:   Shawn Barbale Voice 774.696.4073 | Fax: 508.869.3187 | E-mail:
Mailing Address: Boylston Regional Police Academy, 221 Main Street, Boylston, MA  01505

MPTC Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification Level Requirements

Visit this link to learn more about the requirements to become certified as a MPTC Defensive Tactic Instructor.

TY 2015 DT Mandated Professional Development [In-service] Practical  pdf format of TY 2015 DT Mandated Professional Development Practical

All instructors teaching at any of the MPTC Regional or Certified Academies must be CURRENTLY ACTIVE and must have completed the mandatory leveling paperwork required by the MPTC. 

Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification (12-days)

 This course is designed for law enforcement officers to certify them as MPTC DT Instructors.