MGL Chapter 41, §96B

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MPTC TY2018 Mandated Training Standard
July 2017 through June 2018

Please continue to check here for the In-service schedules which will 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.