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MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies

Police academies authorized by the Municipal Police Training Committee to conduct entry-level police training for full-time police officers.

Successful completion of the recruit officer course (ROC) curriculum is required under M.G.L. Chapter 41 §96B to be a sworn municipal, University of Massachusetts, or environmental police officer in the Commonwealth. The ROC is organized into three (I-III) volumes with multiple subtopics. The ROC takes 20 weeks to complete and covers 21st century policing best practices with specific emphasis on the following core principles:

  • problem solving
  • procedural justice
  • ethical decision making
  • fair and impartial policing

Physical Requirements

All
student officers must know what to expect ahead of time and must prepare well in advance of the first day of the academy. The most significant factors in this preparation are: weight control, aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Download the
MPTC Health and Wellness Fitness Preparation Guide to assist with preparing to attend the police academy.

Minimum Requirements

Student officers must (1) be a minimum of 21 years old; (2) be employed or sponsored by a municipal, Environmental, or University of Massachusetts police department or other law enforcement department authorized by the Committee; and (3) successfully complete the Massachusetts Human Resource Division's Physical Ability Test (PAT) and medical examinations.

MPTC-authorized Recruit Officer Course Academy Schedules

MPTC oversees municipal academies authorized to operate training academies. Please contact the authorized police academy directly for registration, tuition costs, and academy related questions. The MPTC is not involved with the application process for authorized police academies.

Student Officers must meet the eligibility requirements to enroll.

  • All police academies operate daily Monday through Friday.
  • There are no dormitories (unless noted).

Applications for enrollment must be submitted through the Acadis portal.  Please contact each authorized academy directly for registration requirements.    

MPTC Authorized Academy Dates

Updated: May 13, 2024

Academy Location ROC # Start Date
     

Additional Resources

Contact   for MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies

Online

Boston Police Academy - Sergeant James Blake, Academy Director Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at james.blake@pd.boston.gov
Cambridge Police Academy - Sergeant Beth Halloran, Academy Director Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at bhallora@CambridgePolice.org
Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy - Peter Carnes, Academy Director Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at peter.carnes@barnstablecounty.org
Lowell Police Academy - Sergeant Ryan Coyle, Academy Director Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at rcoyle@lowellma.gov
MBTA Police Academy - Detective Paul Mabee, Academy Director Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at pmabee@mbta.com
Merrimack College Police Academy - Raymond Mooney, Academy Director Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at mooneyr@merrimack.edu
Springfield PD Police Academy - Captain David Kane, Academy Director Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at dkane@springfieldpolice.net
State Police Municipal Academy (SPMA) - Sergeant Michael Goonan, Academy Director Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at michael.goonan@mass.gov
Worcester Police Academy - Captain Jerry O'Rourke, Academy Director Email MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies at orourkejf@worcesterma.gov

Phone

Address

Boston PD Police Academy
85 Williams Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Cambridge / Northeastern Police Academy
360 Huntington Ave 100cp, Boston, MA 02115
Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy
JBCC, 5219 Turpentine Rd., Buzzards Bay, MA 02542
Fitchburg State University Police Program
32 Clinton St. , Fitchburg, MA 01420
Lowell Police Academy
99 Middlesex St., Lowell, MA 01852
MBTA Transit Police Academy
85 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Merrimack College Police Academy
315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845
Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) Police Academy
670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606
Springfield Police Academy
50 East St., Springfield, MA 01104
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

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