Focused courses for the veteran officer's professional development are also offered to police officers outside the MPTC Mandate who have a need for focused training. Some of the training involves topic areas mandated by law such as Sergeants Basic Training, Rape Investigation, Suicide Prevention, Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention, Highway Safety and Hate Crimes Enforcement. Other topic areas include training that departments require covering the entire spectrum of community policing. Included in these areas are Teen Violence Reduction Programs, community policing training, Harbormaster Training and other related topics. Also included in the focused training area are technical investigative programs, specialized weapons training, crime scene training, gang training and instructor training.
- Breath Test Operator
An eight-hour course administered by the Bureau of Alcohol Testing, hosted by the MPTC.
- Massachusetts Chiefs Firearms Laws and Regulations
This training is intended to help chiefs better perform their licensing duties, and to aid them in the supervision of officers involved in firearms related enforcement and criminal investigations.
- Sexual Assault Investigator Certification
A five-day course certifying police officers to conduct sexual assault investigations.