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A petition is made by the appointing authority to the Municipal Police Training Committee.
The employing department must provide to the Committee documentation of the officer’s successful completion of training that is substantially equivalent to or greater than that of a Massachusetts police officer at a comparable level of experience plus two years of municipal policing experience.
The petition for exemption must be filed by the appointing authority of the employing department and include the following documentation:
In the event of a documented public safety emergency or other exigent circumstance, a person appointed to serve as a full-time police officer in Massachusetts of a municipal, University of Massachusetts, or Environmental police department may be granted a temporary training waiver for a period not to exceed 270 days. During the 270 day waiver period, the officer must be enrolled and in attendance at a police academy.
Again, this petition for exemption must be filed by the appointing authority of the employing agency and include the following documentation:
A person who has been employed as a police officer in another state and is being hired in Massachusetts by a municipal, University of Massachusetts or Environmental police department may qualify for an Exemption from recruit training. In order to determine whether they might qualify for this, an individual may request an Advisory letter.
The officer makes the request in writing to the Director of Training and Delivery for review and includes:
An Advisory letter will be provided to the transferring police officer and will contain a statement that would suggest a favorable or unfavorable Exemption would be forthcoming. This letter could be forwarded to a police department chief and/or the appointing authority, who would apply for an Exemption on behalf of the police officer.
Mail the required documents to:
Marylou Powers, Director of Training and Delivery
Municipal Police Training Committee
6 Adams St, Randolph, MA 02368
Send the required documents by fax to:
Attn: Marylou Powers, Director of Training and Delivery