• 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.

Focused Training

  • Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

    ARIDE was created to address the gap in training between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program.  ARIDE is a 16-hour training course and may be taught by DREs, DRE instructors or SFST instructors who are also DREs.

  • Breath Test Operator

    An eight-hour course administered by the Bureau of Alcohol Testing, hosted by the MPTC.

  • NASRO-40 hour Basic School Resource Officer Course
  • radKIDS Instructor

    radKIDS provides pre-curriculum and post-curriculum assessments in conjunction with the Personal Empowerment Safety Education Program being provided to student (grades K-6) throughout the Country.

  • Sexual Assault Investigator Certification

    A five-day course certifying police officers to conduct sexual assault investigations.

  • Statewide Training Bulletin

    The Municipal Police Training Committee is dedicated to getting the Commonwealth’s police officers the training they need.  In furtherance of this goal, the MPTC provides notices of police-related training being hosted by various agencies (municipal, county, state, and federal) in the New England region.