Municipal Police Training Committee Staff Directory

The MPTC is a state agency charged with providing training to municipal, University of Massachusetts and Environmental police officers throughout the Commonwealth. This training consists of both full-time recruit basic training and veteran officer training.

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MPTC Headquarters Address

Address

6 Adams St.
Randolph, MA 02368

Phone

Main Number (781) 437-0300

Open M-F 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Fax: (781) 963-0235

Executive Director

Chief Robert J. Ferullo (Ret.), Interim Executive Director

Phone

Fax: (781) 963-0235

Director of Training and Delivery

Director of Training and Delivery - This position is currently vacant.

Chief Robert Ferullo is the Point of Contact until the position of Director of Training and Delivery is filled.

Human Resources

Denise Sarro

Denise Sarro, Human Resources, Municipal Police Training Committee

Acadis Training Portal Support

Contact the Acadis Support Team

Curricula Development

Doriann Ference facilitates the development of curricula, oversees the Instructor Development Program and its trainers, catalogs and disseminates current curricula for in-service, specialized, recruit and reserve basic training on behalf of the MPTC including maintenance of a library of current and past curricula and lesson plans.

Address

Western Mass Police Academy
c/o Springfield Technical Community College
1 Armory Square, Building #11
Springfield, MA 01102

Phone

Fax: (413) 755-6331

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Fiscal Unit

Andrea Kenney, Budget Director

Phone

Fax: (781) 963-0235

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Kris Gottlander-Gentile, Purchasing Agent, Instructor Payroll

Phone

Fax: (781) 963-0235

Online

Highway Safety Training

Melixza G. Esenyie, Grants and Records Manager

Address

Municipal Police Training Committee H.Q.
6 Adams Street
Randolph, MA 02368

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Ross Panacopoulos (Ret), Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation (ATCI)

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Sergeant Donald Decker (Ret), Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)

Don Decker is the subject matter expert who coordinates grant funded Highway Safety Division Drug Recognition Expert training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee.

Lt. Steve May (Ret.), MPTC HSD SFST and Speed Measurement (Radar and Lidar)

Steve May is the subject matter expert who coordinates grant funded Highway Safety Division Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Speed Measurement (Radar and Lidar) training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee.

Phone

Instructor Certification and Statewide Instructor Programs

Rose Sauvageau certifies instructors to teach as an instructional trainer on behalf of the MPTC. Instructor Certification is issued to instructors who have met the subject’s specific instructor certification requirements and training necessary to receive and maintain Instructor Certification.

Address

Municipal Police Training Committee H.Q.
6 Adams St.
Randolph, MA 02368

Phone

Fax: (781) 963-0235

Online

Neal Hovey, MPTC CPR and First Responder Statewide Coordinator

Neal Hovey is the subject matter expert who coordinates CPR and first responder training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

Shawn Barbale, MPTC Defensive Tactics Statewide Coordinator

Shawn Barbale is the subject matter expert who coordinates defensive tactics training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

Defensive Tactics County Contacts

Contact the Defensive Tactics contact in your County to express interest in Defensive Tactics training and certification

Phone

Officer Charles DiChiara 339-222-8305
Bristol County: Dwayne Fortes, Plymouth County Sheriffs Department (508) 326-4447
Essex County: Sgt. Paul Skiffington, Malden PD (617) 620-4518
Hampden County: Brian Pomeroy, West Springfield P.D. (413) 364-6261
Hampshire / Franklin / Berkshire County: Brian Daly, Amherst P.D (413) 404-4881
Middlesex County: Steve Taranto, Waltham P.D (781) 724-6569
Middlesex County: Cameron Deane, Cambridge P.D. (781) 570-6126
Plymouth / Barnstable County: Steven Wohlgemuth, MSP (617) 892-0145
Worcester / Nantucket & Vineyard: Daniel Sullivan, Worcester P.D. (774) 696-3190
Suffolk County: Mike Aziz (617)549-1952

Maura Landry, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking subjects matter expert

Maura Landry is the subject matter expert who coordinates domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

Sheila Gallagher, Esq, Legal Issues Coordinator

Sheila Gallagher is the subject matter expert who coordinates legal updates training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

Sergeant Jason Brennan, MPTC Firearms Subject Matter Expert

Sergeant Brennan is the subject matter expert who coordinates the firearms training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

Rob Stering, Patrol Procedures Subject Matter Expert

Rob Stering is the subject matter expert who coordinates patrol procedures training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

Jason Shea, MPTC Health and Wellness Statewide Coordinator

Jason Shea is the subject matter expert who coordinates health and wellness training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

John (Jack) Dube, MILO Force Control Simulator Subject Matter Expert

Jack Dube is the subject matter expert who coordinates MILO Force Control Simulator training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

Phone

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MPTC Full-time Recruit Officer Course Registration

Pat Caggiano, MPTC Recruit Officer Training Coordinator

Pat Caggiano coordinates the application process for MPTC operated full-time police academies.

MPTC Police Academies

Boylston Police Academy

Address

221 Main Street
Boylston, MA 01505

Phone

Joanne Gardiner, Academy Director 781-437-0322
Laura Nichols, Veteran Officer and Specialized Programs Coordinator 781-437-0352
Staff Instructor Office 781-437-0353/0354
Fax: 508-869-3187

Online

Joanne Gardiner, Academy Director Joanne.Gardiner@mass.gov
Laura Nichols, Program Coordinator Laura.Nichols@mass.gov

Plymouth Police Academy

Address

24 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone

Eileen Goodick, Academy Director (781) 437-0331
Alison Taylor, Program Coordinator for Cape & Islands Veteran Officer and Specialized Training (781) 437-0332
Joanne Heres, Program Coordinator for Veteran Officer Training (781) 437-0333
Fax: (508) 830-6319

Online

Eileen Goodick, Academy Director eileen.goodick@mass.gov
Alison Taylor, Program Coordinator for Cape & Islands Veteran Officer and Specialized Training alison.taylor@mass.gov
Joanne Heres, Program Coordinator for Veteran Officer Training joanne.heres@mass.gov

Randolph Police Academy

Address

6 Adams St.
Randolph, MA 02368

Phone

Lara Thomas, Academy Director (781) 437-0321
Kevin Donnelly, Program Coordinator for Command Staff and Veteran Officer Training (781) 437-0351
Lisa Ann Reich, Program Coordinator Veteran Officer and Specialized Training (781) 437-0326
Fax: (781) 963-0235

Online

Lara Thomas, Academy Director lara.thomas@massmail.state.ma.us
Kevin Donnelly, Program Coordinator for Command Staff and Veteran Officer Training kevin.m.donnelly@massmail.state.ma.us
Lisa Ann Reich, Program Coordinator Veteran Officer and Specialized Training lisaann.reich@massmail.state.ma.us

Reading Police Academy

Address

25 Haverhill Street
P.O. Box 522
Reading, MA 01867

Phone

Chief Richard E. Smith (Ret), Interim Academy Director (781) 437-0341
Larry Norman, Coordinator, Veteran Officer and Specialized Programs (781) 437-0343

Western Massachusetts Police Academy

Address

1 Armory Square
Building #11
Springfield, MA 01102

Phone

Joseph Witkowski, Academy Director (781) 437-0361
Todd Mongeon, Program Coordinator for Veteran Officer and Specialized Training (781) 473-0364
Fax: (413) 755-6331

Online

Joseph Witkowski, Academy Director joseph.witkowski@mass.gov
Todd Mongeon, Program Coordinator for Veteran Officer and Specialized Training todd.mongeon@mass.gov

MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies

MPTC-authorized Police Academy Contacts

The MPTC is not involved in authorized police academy's application process. Please direct all academy-related questions to the authorized academy's contact.

Phone

Sergeant James Blake, Boston PD Police Academy (617) 343-4410
Sergeant Saro K. Thompson, MBTA Police Academy (978) 965-1026
Sergeant David Quirbach, Lowell Police Academy (978) 674-4141
Sergeant Dan O'Connell, NECC Police Academy (978) 965-1026
Lieutenant Norman Charest, Springfield PD Police Academy (413) 750-2500
Juliet Tondera, State Police Municipal Academy (508) 867-1000
Captain Jerry O'Rourke, Worcester PD Police Academy (508) 799-8641

MPTC-authorized Reserve/Intermittent Police Academies

Reserve/Intermittent Police Training Organizations

Reserve/Intermittent training programs prescribed by the MPTC (Committee) operated by authorized police training organizations.

Phone

Berkshire Law Enforcement Council - Officer Nicole Gaynor (413) 448-9728

Operated through Dalton MA Police Department

Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association - Deputy Chief Paul C. Bozicas (978) 868-3510

Operated through the Boylston Police Academy, Boylston, MA

Hampden County Sherriffs Department - Lieutenant Wayde Dubois (413) 858-0184

Operated through the Hampden County Sherriffs Department, Ludlow, MA

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Training Alliance, LLC - Richard D. LeBel, President (978) 887-2546

Operated at 460 Boston St #5, Topsfield, MA

New England Law Enforcement Training Center - Vincent Lamberti, Director (617) 778-8149

Operated at Suffolk County Sheriff’s Academy, 180 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, MA

Northeast Regional Police Institute - Lieutenant James Graham, Director (781) 844-1625

Operated at 101 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, MA

Plymouth County Police Chiefs Association - Libby Cierri, P.C.P.C.A. Program Coordinator (508) 830-6365

Operated through the Plymouth Police Academy, 24 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA

Professional Officer of the Law, Institute of Certification and Training - Sergeant Paul Cooper (978) 649-6443

Operated at 404 Middlesex Rd Ste 7, Tyngsborough, MA

South Suburban Police Institute - Erin Farrell (508) 543-0632

Located at 35 Neponset Avenue, Foxboro, MA

Southeastern Massachusetts Police Training Association - Chief Carlton E. Abbott, Freetown PD (508) 763-4017

Operated through Acushnet Police Department, 130 Main St., Acushnet, MA

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Western Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association Contact Western Mass Chiefs of Police Reserve/Intermittent Program 

P.C.P.C.A. Reserve/Intermittent Academy Staff

Address

P.C.P.C.A. Reserve/Intermittent Academy
24 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone

John A. DeGutis, Jr, P.C.P.C.A Program Administrator (781) 437-0334
Libby Cierri, P.C.P.C.A. Program Coordinator 508-830-6365

Online

John DeGutis, P.C.P.C.A. Program Administrator jdegutis@pcsdma.org
Libby Cierri, P.C.P.C.A. Program Coordinator lcierri@pcsdma.org

Transcripts, Training Manuals and other Public Records Requests

Melixza G. Esenyie, Grants and Records Manager

Mary Bragg, Records Analyst

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