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.