Reserve/Intermittent In-service Annual Professional Development


Classes will be held at the Swansea Police Department unless otherwise noted.

To enroll, FAX MPTC Professional Development Application pdf format of Professional Development Application
to: (508) 763-4010 and contact program director, Freetown Police Chief Carlton E. Abbott, at (508) 763-4017

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.

*The above requirements also pertain to chiefs of police, but the Committee will be having additional conversations regarding in-service training specific to chiefs of police and whether additional or modified training standards are warranted.

** 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.