William Leanos, Statewide Program Coordinator
Dan Zivkovich, Executive Director / Office: 781.437.0301 / E-mail: Daniel.Zivkovich@MassMail.state.ma.us
PURPOSE: The purpose of this course of fire is to evaluate the officer’s ability to operate a concealed carry or back up handgun and to serve as a qualification course of fire.
Fundamentals: This course of fire incorporates the fundamentals of shotgun operation and marksmanship including loading, putting the shotgun into operation, firing from different positions, tactical reloading (topping off/put back what you shoot), downloading and unloading. Additionally, officers will use good tactical fundamentals such as verbal commands, scanning, use of cover and movement.
Level II MPTC Firearms Instructors are authorized to teach any firearms Level I program and Basic Reserve Intermittent Firearms Program. Level II Instructors may assist at a Recruit Academy Firearms Programs or at a Firearms Re-certification Training with Level III Instructors. Level II firearms instructors may be certified to teach for the MPTC at academies and other MPTC Instructor programs or they may choose to remain authorized to teach at the department level only. Visit the link above to learn more.
Level III Instructors are Lead Instructors at MPTC Academies, responsible for dissemination of MPTC curricula at recruit, reserve, and in-service levels. Responsible for mentoring and evaluating Level I and Level II instructors. Visit the link above to learn more.
An application to apply for an MPTC train-the-trainer, instructor certification or re-certification training required for MPTC instructors.
Visit this link to learn more about the minimum standards required of all sworn municipal, University of Massachusetts, and environmental police officers in the Commonwealth, whether full-time, reserve, or intermittent.
Massachusetts Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and Armorers Association