MPTC Reading Police Academy
P.O. Box 522, Reading, MA 01867
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (as seen below for staff)
FAX NUMBER: (781) 942-0968

Directions to Reading

The Reading Police Academy came into existence in October, 1997. It is a full academy, consisting of  Basic Recruit training and Reserve Intermittent courses, with weekly in-service classes running from September through June each year for veteran police officers. This academy also hosts specialized courses and Highway Safety programs. Officers attend training at this site from approximately 45 North Shore communities. The academy is situated on the site of the National Guard's Camp Curtis in a shared facility and is easily accessible off Route 95.

The Reading Regional Police Academy has two classrooms, with 40 seats in one and 50 seats in the other.  Academy staff meets two to three times per year with an advisory group of three regional police chiefs, to develop and decide upon program offerings each year. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Other state agencies are welcome to use this training site on a space-available basis.

The Reading Regional Police Academy offers the following training:

Basic Recruit
Veteran Officer In-Service
Reserve Basic Training

The hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact the academy staff with all academy-related questions.


Daniel May, Academy Director
(781) 437-0341 Fax: (781) 942-0968 

Larry Norman, Veteran Officer Program Coordinator
(781) 437-0343 Fax: (781) 942-0968