• 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: Shawn.Barbale@massmail.state.ma.us
    Mailing Address: Boylston Regional Police Academy, 221 Main Street, Boylston, MA  01505

    Howard Lebowitz, Director of Programs and Standards | Voice 781.437.0304 | E:Mail: Howard.Lebowitz@MassMail.State.MA.US

    Defensive Tactic Trainer County Contacts

    Bristol County - Cameron Deane, Cambridge P.D. 781.570.6126
    Essex County - Sgt. Paul Skiffington, Malden P.D. 617.620.4518
    Hampden County - Brian Pomeroy, West Springfield P.D. 413.364.6261
    Hampshire / Franklin / Berkshire County - Brian Daly, Amherst P.D. 413.454.2244
    Middlesex County - Steve Taranto, Waltham P.D. 781.724.6569
    Plymouth / Barnstable County - Steven Wohlgemuth, MSP 617.892.0145
    Suffolk County - Ronald Gatley, Boston University P.D. 617.605.0234
    Worcester / Nantucket & Vineyard - Daniel Sullivan, Worcester P.D. 774.696.3190

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.

Defensive Tactics Certifications (12-days)

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

Defensive Tactics Instructor Recertification

Re-certification training for certified MPTC Defensive Tactics Instructors.

MA TASER Enhancement Course

2nd step of TASER Instructor Certification in MA.  You must attend the two-day TASER Instructor class conducted by TASER International prior to attending this class.

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.