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

Dan Zivkovich, Executive Director / Office: 781.437.0301 / E-mail:

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 Instructor Certification (12-days)

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

Defensive Tactics Instructor Re-certification (3-Days)

Defensive Tactics Instructor Re-certification training for MPTC Defensive Tactics Instructors (Levels 1, 2 & 3). 

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.