• 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

Defensive Tactic Instructor Certifications

Click this link to locate MPTC Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification and Instructor Re-Certification training.