In order to ensure that full-time and reserve/intermittent officers maintain their proficiency and stay current in all aspects of their job, the MPTC offers annual professional development training for them mandated by the Committee. Each of the MPTC Regional Training Academies offers mandated Annual Professional Development training to full-time municipal, University of Massachusetts and environmental police officers. Annual Professional Development training is offered to reserve/intermittent police officers at each reserve/intermittent training site and is co-sponsored by the regional police training organizations and the MPTC.
Training Year 2013 Mandated Professional Development Curriculum
The departments themselves are responsible for planning,coordinating, providing, and tracking the training. However, MPTC will be involved in the following manner:
The MPTC Legal Issues Coordinator, Sheila Gallagher , is working on a lesson plan that will be provided to all agencies. At a minimum, the legal update class provided by agencies must include the cases and statutes identified by MPTC in addition to any other laws or cases discussed.
For Firearms, the agencies should refer to the mandatory retraining and re-qualification requirements as established by the Committee in 2010. It contains suggestions for effective firearms training. Click this link to download the Chiefs Newsletter from May 2010 where you can find the mandatory firearms retraining and re-qualification requirements as established by the Committee.
For Defensive Tactics (DT), the Defensive Tactics Statewide Coordinator, Shawn Barbale , will be developing an outline for a four-hour class.
Since CPR is a standardized class, agencies can utilize local resources for
For First Responder/First Aid (FR), the First Responder Statewide Coordinator, Neal Hovey , will be developing an outline for a four-hour class. The classroom portion of this class will also be available on line again this year.
A list of MPTC Certified Instructors and topics the instructors are certified to teach is available. Plus, do not forget that distance learning counts towards the 32 hours. To access the MPTC’s distance learning classes, click on this link [www.eopsselearning.com].
With respect to the DT and FR components, the plan is to develop a three-year rotation, much the same as the MPTC used when it was providing the training itself. If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Dan Zivkovich at 781.437.0301 or Director of Training Marylou Powers at 781.437.0302.