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Entry-level Police Academy Training

Prior to exercising police powers in the Commonwealth, individuals must successfully complete the prescribed course of study for basic police training authorized by Municipal Police Training Committee.

The Municipal Police Training Committee sets the standards for basic police training for candidates hired by individual police departments throughout the Commonwealth. Those police departments submit applications their employee (or sponsored candidate) to our authorized recruit academies. Hiring practices vary by departments and certain departments, operating by Civil Service, must follow a selection process set forth by statute while those departments not covered by civil service are free to design their own testing and selection process.

Several departments employ part-time “reserve” police officers. As with full-time officers, the hiring or sponsorship decision rests solely with the employing or sponsoring agency. Those classes are held evenings and weekends and are administered by Chiefs of Police Associations throughout the Commonwealth.

We suggest that you contact Civil Service or your local police department to discuss the hiring process within that community.

Contact Information

Address

Boston PD Police Academy
85 Williams Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Cambridge Police Academy
360 Huntington Ave 100cp, Boston, MA 02115
Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy
The Welcome Center Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC), Building 1805, Camp Edwards, MA 02542
Fitchburg State University Police Program
32 Clinton St. , Fitchburg, MA 01420
Lowell Police Academy, Lowell, MA
99 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01852
Northern Essex Community College (NECC) Police Academy
100 Elliott St , Haverhill, MA 01830
State Police Municipal Academy (SPMA) (Dormitories available)
340 West Brookfield Rd, New Braintree, MA 01531
Worcester PD Police Academy
9-11 Lincoln Square, Worcester, MA 01760

Phone

Online

Sergeant James Blake, Academy Director, Boston Police Academy Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at james.blake@pd.boston.gov
Sgt. Thomas Glynn, Academy Director Cambridge Police Academy Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at tglynn@cambridgepolice.org
Peter Carnes, Academy Director, Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at peter.carnes@barnstablecounty.org
Sergeant David Quirbach, Academy Director, Lowell Police Academy Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at dquirbach@lowellma.gov
Detective Mabee, Academy Director, MBTA Police Academy Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at pmabee@mbta.com
Mark Courtois, Academy Director, SPMA Police Academy Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at mark.courtois@pol.state.ma.us
Captain Jerry O'Rourke, Academy Director, Worcester Police Academy Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at orourkejf@worcesterma.gov

Address

Berkshire Law Enforcement Council
467 Main St., Suite 7, Dalton, MA 01226
Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association
Operated through Boylston Police Academy, 221 Main St, Boylston, MA 01505
Hampden County Sheriff's Department
627 Randall Rd., Ludlow, MA 01056
Massachusetts Law Enforcement Training Alliance, LLC
460 Boston St #5, Topsfield, MA 01983
New England Law Enforcement Training Center
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Academy, 180 Crescent Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150
Northeast Regional Police Institute
101 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
Plymouth County Police Chiefs Association
Operated through the Plymouth Police Academy, 24 Long Pond Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360
South Suburban Police Institute
35 Neponset Avenue, Foxboro, MA 02035
Southeastern Massachusetts Police Training Association
Operated through Acushnet Police Department, 130 Main St., Acushnet, MA 02743
Western Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association
Operated through Springfield Technical Community College, One Armory Square (P.O. Box 9000), Springfield, MA 01102

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