• Mandatory In-service Training

    In accordance with MGL Chapter 41 §96B, “Every police officer on a full-time basis in any such municipal police department, shall be assigned to and shall attend a prescribed course of study approved by the municipal police training committee for in-service officers...” 

    Each of the MPTC police academies offers mandatory in-service training to full-time municipal, University of Massachusetts and environmental police officers.  This training is also open to any other police officer who is sponsored by the officer's department and on a space-available basis.

    Annual Professional Development training is offered to reserve/intermittent police officers and is co-sponsored by the regional police training organizations and the MPTC.

  • TY16 Mandated In-service Training Standard

    Visit this link to learn more about the MPTC Committee approved mandatory in-service training standard for Training Year 2016.
  • MPTC TY2016 Mandated Training Standard
    July 2015 through June 2016

    Please check here for the TY16 In-service schedule which will be posted the end of August or early September 2015.  As a reminder, all officers must obtain 40-hours of training in TY16, and the mandatory requirements for the coming year include:

    • Full day of legal updates (6 hours)
    • Half day of eyewitness identification (for those officers who did not take the class this year) (3 hours)
    • Half day of defensive tactics skills training (3 hours)
    • Half day of use-of-force concepts and tactics revisited (3 hours)
    • Half day to discuss emerging issues resulting from the national dialogue regarding police training and community interactions (3 hours)
    • Online - Managing Initial Response to Critical Incidents class (1/2 hour)
    • Annual firearms training and re-qualification requirements
    • Meet the statutorily mandated CPR and first aid training requirements