N.E.R.P.I. Reserve/Intermittent Annual Professional Development

A six-week program held on Saturdays from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Two or three programs are offered per year. (Everyone attends the first three Saturdays then last two Saturdays are optional CPR/ 1st Responder training). 

July 2017 through June 2018

Please continue to check updates to In-service schedules which will begin to be posted in September 2017.

The Committee made the following determinations with respect to mandatory statewide in-service training for all sworn officers (full-time and reserve).  These blocks of training equal twenty-four (24) hours of training (if the officer attends the local option class), which means every officer will need a minimum of sixteen (16) additional hours of police-related training to meet the mandatory annual in-service training requirement:

      • Legal updates (6 hours), to include:
        • A review of hate crimes
        • LGTBQ issues
        • Marijuana legal issues and enforcement guidelines
      • Combating Extremism and Radicalization (3 hours)
      • Domestic Violence (3 hours), to include:
        • Updated guidelines
        • Legal updates and review
        • High-risk assessment toolkit
      • Critical Incident Stress Awareness (3 hours)
      • Procedural Justice/Legitimacy – Part II (3 hours)
      • Defensive Tactics (3 hours), to include:
        • Use-of-force review
        • Handcuffing
        • OC
        • Baton
      • The MPTC will furnish at least three (3) hours of a local option (such as CPR/First Aid), if the budget allows. 
        A local option is a topic chosen by the local MPTC program coordinator based upon input from area chiefs of police. Please contact your regional MPTC program coordinator if you have a suggestion for the local option in your area.

** Officers will still be required to complete the annual firearms training and re-qualification requirements, which do count towards the 40-hour training requirement, as does any other police-related training, regardless of the provider.


Location:  Middlesex Community College - Bedford Campus unless otherwise noted.

Hours:  Saturdays 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM 

Cost: $200.00 Payment must be made in the form of a money order or bank check. No personal checks.

Contact: Lieutenant James Graham, Bedford Police Department / Phone: 781-844-1625

To Enroll: Complete the MPTC Reserve Recruit Academy Application pdf format of Reserve/Intermittent Recruit Officer Course Training  and email to NERPI.Reserve@gmail.com to the attention of Lieutenant James Graham.  Conformation will be sent by email. 





Middlesex Community College
Bedford Campus

Fall 2017

  • Saturdays only.
  • Cost is $200 payable by money order or certified bank check