• The MPTC is not responsible for the costs with these programs.  Contact the person listed in the announcement for more information about the class and follow the instructions listed therein to enroll.  Please do NOT send applications to the MPTC.  If your agency would like to post a notice on this site, please forward the information to Lynda Kearns, MPTC Webmaster, at Lynda.Kearns@state.ma.us.

June 2016

NICP CPTED Professional Designation Qualifying Course  pdf format of NICP CPTED Professional Designation Qualifying Course

June 20-24, 2016
UMass Police Department, 585 East Pleasant St. Amherst, Ma. 01003

2016 Annual PSPBL Conference

Conference Theme and Objectives:
June 22 - 24, 2016 UMASS Lowell Inn Conference Center

Warriors, Guardians, Problem Solvers: Defining roles through PBL

PSPBL realizes that today’s police agencies face a much greater challenge than ever before. Lessons have been learned from polarizing incidents throughout America, from the Boston Marathon bombing, the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and elsewhere, police organizations are being tested, attacked and criticized regularly for excessive militarization to excessive force. Police tactics are under a microscope. There are many causes for this turbulent climate but at the top the list is police training and how police leaders and trainers respond. The focus of our conference is to provide some answers for trainers and leaders that will clarify police roles in the 21st Century. This will include lessons learned from police in the U.S. and abroad, including, responses to crisis incidents, current and new PBL/PTO concepts, emotional intelligence, and other training innovations to address these changing times. Specific topics deal with Police Training Officer programs, Problem Based Learning, Emotional Intelligence, Fair & Impartial Policing, Procedural Justice and Community Unrest De-escalation.

Final Schedule to be posted before the conference. Also, once you register to the conference, you will receive e-mails about the upcoming presenters. If you wish for us not to contact you, please let us know during your registration.


July 2016


Crime Analysis for Chief Executives pdf format of Crime Analysis for Chief Executives


August 2016


SPEAR System Street Ready Course pdf format of SPEAR System Street Ready Course

The Boston Police Academy is hosting the SPEAR System Officer Ready Course. This is a fast paced dynamic 4-day intensive session that will expose the attendees to SPEAR System strategies and tactics for de-escalation.