• An overview of this course

    Upon graduation of MPTC and MPTC Approved Police Academies the student officer will have successfully completed the prescribed course of study for basic police training, to exercise police powers, as mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41, § 96B.  Visit the link above for more information 

  • Police Academy Start Dates

    Visit this link for a schedule of MPTC and MPTC authorized police academies offering entry-level police training to become a police officer in Massachusetts.
  • MPTC Health and Wellness Guide

    In an effort to prevent injuries, the MPTC is committed to optimizing the opportunity for all student officers to fully benefit from and to be successful in completing the Health and Wellness program. In order to meet these goals, student officers must know what to expect ahead of time and must prepare well in advance of the first day of the academy. The most significant factors in this preparation are: weight control, aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Download the MPTC Health and Wellness Guide pdf format of MPTC Health and Wellness Guide
to begin preparing for Day One of the academy.

    On January 15, 2014 the MPTC Committee approved changes to the Recruit Officer Minimum Physical Fitness Standards  pdf format of Recruit Officer Minimum Physical Fitness Standards
of the Health and Wellness program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the police academy and becoming a police officer.