Specialized Professional Development
Training Year 2017

Hours:  8:30 AM – 4:00 PM unless otherwise designated

Location:  Classes to be held at Boylston Academy, 221 Main Street, Boylston, MA 01505 unless otherwise noted.

Attire:  Department Uniform or Business Casual

Registration:  To enroll in a specific program, please complete a MPTC Professional Development Application pdf format of Professional Development Application
and fax it to Program Coordinator Laura Nichols at 508-869-3187.  Please provide student & training officer E-mail addresses on application for confirmation.

Please direct inquiries to Laura Nichols at 781-437-0352 or via e-mail Laura.Nichols2@MassMail.state.ma.us



Course Descriptions

Bulletproof Officer Stress

This training is a three-day course that teaches officers to recognize and help respond to stress that may result in the performance in their duties.  Included are:

  • Facts, findings and tips regarding stress and its impact
  • Causes of stress and Cortisol elevations
  • Body and brain responses – psychological and physiological symptoms
  • How to bulletproof against stress and keep stress hormones in check

Training includes instruction and twice daily workouts including techniques that are specifically targeted to stress reduction, response and management.  Classroom materials are provided.

First Line Supervisor

This course includes instruction on the concepts of leadership and seeks to strengthen and empower first line supervisors.  The training will promote the use of initiative and creativity, and will teach officers how to make effective decisions, manage pressure, and handle crisis and conflict.  The course is filled with interactive exercises, case studies, peer assessment/evaluation, and lively analytical discussion.  Workshop participants will:

  • Assume the role of decision-makers in a variety of high-pressure situations
  • Make difficult decisions with incomplete and sometimes contradictory information available, and observe their peers in similar situations
  • Gain an understanding of each other’s preferred working styles and the importance of moral courage in good leadership
  • Quickly develop a sense of trust among their team as they explore complex problems and build dynamic, adaptive teams

Survival of the Fittest

Police Officer Paul Cyr, Nutritional Therapy Consultant has nearly a decade of experience and has given his highly sought out presentation throughout the state including Boston Special Operations, police recruit class, veterans centers, public schools and many more. Thousands of officers and civilians have benefited from his extensive, life changing knowledge.

Paul will cover the major components of nutrition and wellness including how and why we get fat, common misconceptions about foods, separating fact from fiction. Additionally, he will give you an understanding of basic human physiology and biology.  Some of the topics include: 

  • How we get fat and sick, and what to do about it
  • Fats - The good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Meal planning around your new found knowledge
  • The importance of proper digestion
  • Grains - The bitter truth
  • Sleep – How to survive shift work
  • And much more





Crash Investigation – Basic

(Ten days)

July 24-28, 2017 and

July 31-August 4, 2017

Worcester Police Department
9-11 Lincoln Square Worcester, MA

Crash Investigation – Advanced

(Ten days)

Prerequisite: Crash Investigation Basic

August 14-18, 2017 and

August 21-25, 2017

Worcester Police Department
9-11 Lincoln Square Worcester, MA