• 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

  • Breath Test Operator

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

  • HOME BASE - First Responders
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
    Two scheduled courses:  Choose from Standardized Field Sobriety Testing or Standardized Field Sobriety Testing UPDATE
  • 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.

    The MPTC is not responsible for the costs with these programs.  Contact the person listed in the announcement for more information about the class and follow the instructions listed therein to enroll.  Please do NOT send applications to the MPTC.  If your agency would like to post a notice on this site, please forward the information to Lynda Kearns, MPTC Webmaster, at Lynda.Kearns@state.ma.us.

    August 2016

    SPEAR System Street Ready Course  pdf format of SPEAR System Street Ready Course

    The Boston Police Academy is hosting the SPEAR System Officer Ready Course. This is a fast paced dynamic 4-day intensive session that will expose the attendees to SPEAR System strategies and tactics for de-escalation.


    September 2016

    National Tactical Officers Association - Team Leader Development Training
    The Yarmouth Police Department is hosting a five day Tactical Team Leader development training program. The program is run by the National Tactical Officers Association. 
    Additional information please contact Lt. Kevin Lennon at klennon@yarmouth.ma.us or 508-294-3175  

    Dates: 9/12-9/16/206  Registration deadline is 8/12/16.  To register for the class  click the following link TEAM LEADER TRAINING

    Time: 0800-1600

    Location: Yarmouth Police Department - 340 Higgins Crowell Road West Yarmouth

    Cost:  $675.00 for members

              $730.00 for non members

    Class description:

    This five-day training is designed for law enforcement personnel responsible for deploying as a SWAT team leader or as a supervisor who is responsible for the training and deployment of tactical teams.  The focus is on pre-incident training, planning, organizing and the tactical decision making process used in the resolution of high-risk operations. The curriculum also includes training issues and liability, National standards and critical incident reviews.  Attendees will participate in  hands on applications including scouting and planning missions, incident reviews and small team tactics planning.