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.
MPTC TY2017 Mandated Training Standard
July 2016 through June 2017
Please continue to check here for the TY17 In-service schedules which will be posted in September 2016.
40-hours of training in TY17 must be obtained by all officers. The mandatory requirements for the coming year include:
- Legal update: six (6) hours
- Youth interactions: three (3) hours
- Elderly issues: three (3) hours
- Active shooter tabletop: three (3) hours
- Dynamics of addiction: three (3) hours
- Defensive tactics: three (3) hours
All of these classes will require use of the MPTC lesson plan and MPTC-certified instructors who have attended the instructor trainer courses for that topic.
Officers are also required to complete the annual firearms training and re-qualification requirements and to meet the statutorily mandated CPR and first aid training requirements, which do count towards the 40-hour training requirement, as does any other police-related training, regardless of the provider.