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Mandated Training for Fulltime Police Officers

  • Training Year 2014 Mandated Professional Development Curriculum

    Mandatory Topic

    MPTC’s Involvement


    For Firearms, the agencies should refer to the mandatory retraining and requalification requirements as established by the Committee in 2010.  It contains suggestions for effective firearms training.  That document can be found in the Chiefs Newsletter from May 2010, which can be found at Chiefs Newsletter May 2010

    Defensive Tactics

    For Defensive Tactics (DT), the Defensive Tactics Statewide Coordinator will once again be developing an outline for a four-hour class. 
    As a further reminder, the DT and FR components are on a three-year rotation. 


    Since CPR is a standardized class, agencies can utilize local resources for this class.

    First Responder

    For First Responder/First Aid (FR), the First Responder Statewide Coordinator will be developing an outline of skills to be covered.  The classroom portion of this class will also be available on line again this year.  As a further reminder, the DT and FR components are on a three-year rotation. 

    Use of Force

    For Use of Force, MPTC will prepare a lesson plan and host a train-the-trainer class.

    Local Option

    Police-related distance learning training, whether through the MPTC, MPI, the feds, or others, counts towards the 40-hour requirement.

    Legal Issues was not added to the mandatory topics because the MPTC Legal Issues Coordinator, Sheila Gallagher, has been sending real-time updates.  However, she will be developing a yearend summary of the cases and updates issued thus far.  This will be a good review for your officers and will be more comprehensive than the updates sent to date.  Sheila will be distributing her prepared yearend summary document and related PowerPoint presentation at instructor development sessions held regionally. If you have any questions, please contact me or Director of Training Marylou Powers.