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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

On January 1, 2021 MPTC H.Q and Randolph Police Academy vacated 6 Adams St, Randolph. Our new facility is not fully occupied or open to the public as we complete the final stages of the move. Our staff is available via e-mail should there be a need for immediate assistance.

Address

42 Thomas Patten Dr.
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

Chief Operations Officer

Sheila Gallagher, Esq, Chief Operations Officer

Sheila Gallagher is the Chief Operations Officer overseeing the daily operations of the Municipal Police Training Committee.

Phone

Fax: (781) 963-0235

Human Resources

Vacant, MPTC Human Resources

Human Resources for the Municipal Police Training Committee

Training and Delivery

Andrea Nardone, Director of Training and Delivery

Acadis Training Portal Support

Contact the Acadis Support Team

Curricula Development

Dori-Ann Ference, Curriculum Development Coordinator

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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Lara Thomas, Recruit Curriculum Manager

Exemption or Temporary Waiver Requests

Exemption or Temporary Waiver Request

A person appointed to serve as a full-time police officer in Massachusetts may be granted an exemption, in whole or part, from the full-time police academy training requirement in certain limited circumstances.

Phone

Sheila Gallagher, Chief Operations Officer (781) 437-0314

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Learn how to make a request. Request an Exemption or Temporary Waiver 

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

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Mary Bragg, Municipal Police Training Fund

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Highway Safety Training

Vacant, Grants and Records Manager

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E-mail:

Ross Panacopoulos coordinates grant funded Highway Safety Division traffic crash investigation training and certifications on behalf of the Municipal Police Training Committee.

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The DRE subject matter expert coordinates grant funded Highway Safety Division Drug Recognition Expert training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee.

Phone

For questions please contact Andrea Nardone (781) 437-0302

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

Steve May coordinates grant funded Highway Safety Division Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Speed Measurement (Radar and Lidar) training and certifications on behalf of the Municipal Police Training Committee.

Phone

Instructor Certification

Rose Sauvageau, MPTC Instructor Certification Manager

Rose Sauvageau, at the recommendation of the MPTC’s Subject Matter Experts, issues Instructor Certifications authorizing individuals to teach as an instructional trainer for the Municipal Police Training Committee and its sponsored programs (i.e. Recruit, In-Service, Specialized, Basic Reserve programs) on behalf of the MPTC.

Address

MPTC Headquarters
42 Thomas Patten Dr.
Randolph, MA 02368

Chief Neal Hovey, MPTC CPR and First Responder 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.

Sergeant Shawn Barbale, MPTC Defensive Tactics 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.

Officer Charles DiChara, Use of Force Coordinator

Chuck DiChara is the subject matter expert who coordinates Use of Force training and certifications for the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

Maura Landry, Domestic & Sexual Violence, Human Trafficking SME

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.

Sergeant Jason Brennan, MPTC Firearms Coordinator

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

Jason Shea, M.S.PES, MPTC Health and Wellness Coordinator

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

Sheila Gallagher, Legal Instructor Certification

Sheila Gallagher is the subject matter expert who coordinates instructor training and certifications for Legal Issues on behalf of the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

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

Phone

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Patrol Procedures/Active Shooter Coordinator

Sergeant Timothy Watts is the subject matter expert who coordinates patrol procedures/active shooter training and certifications on behalf of the Municipal Police Training Committee, including curriculum and course development and instructor certification criteria and approvals.

Legal Issues Updates

Denise Flagg, Legal Issues Coordinator

The Legal Issues Coordinator provides updates for cases and legislation that affect policing in Massachusetts.

MPTC Committee Voting Members

MPTC (Committee) Voting Members and area of representation

The committee reviews and makes recommendations to the secretary an annual appropriation for the administration of the committee, as well as for the operations of a headquarters and regional training centers, and for the delivery of standardized training at the academies.

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Boston Police Department - Captain Phillip Terenzi, Boston Police Department phillip.terenzi@pd.boston.gov
Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police - Chief C. Thomas O’Donnell, West Brookfield Police Department ctodonnell@wbrookfield.com
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security - Terrence M. Reidy, Undersecretary for Law Enforcement Terrence.Reidy@mass.gov
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority - Deputy Chief Sean Reynolds, Transit Police sreynolds@mbta.com
Massachusetts Chiefs of Police - Chief Brian Kyes, Chelsea Police Department bkyes@chelseama.gov
Massachusetts Police Association - Sergeant Joseph Vieira, Dartmouth Police Department jv100@comcast.net
Massachusetts State Police - Commandant Daniel McGinn Daniel.McGinn@mass.gov
Northeast Chiefs of Police - Chief James Hicks, Chairman, Natick Police Department Hicks@Natickpolice.com
Office of the Attorney General - Attorney James O’Brien Jim.O'brien@ago.state.ma.us
Southeastern Massachusetts Chiefs of Police - Chief Michael Botieri, Plymouth Police Department chiefbotieri@plymouthpolice.com
Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police - Chief Scott P. Livingstone, Amherst Police Department Livingstones@amherstma.gov

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 (774) 515-0304
Laura Nichols, Veteran and Specialized Training Coordinator (774) 515-0305
Boylston Academy Staff Instructor Office (774) 515-0308
Fax: 508-869-3187

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Joanne Gardiner, Academy Director Joanne.Gardiner@mass.gov
Laura Nichols, Veteran and Specialized Training Coordinator Laura.Nichols@mass.gov

Plymouth Police Academy

Address

24 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone

Eileen Goodick, Academy Director (508) 591-4055
Alison Taylor, Cape & Islands Veteran and Specialized Training Coordinator (508) 591-4056
Joanne Heres, Veteran Officer Training Coordinator (508) 591-4057
Plymouth Academy Staff Instructor Office (508) 591-4059
Fax: (508) 830-6319

Randolph Police Academy

Address

42 Thomas Patten Dr.
Randolph, MA 02368

Phone

John (Jack) Dillon, Academy Director (781) 437-0320
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

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John (Jack) Dillon, Academy Director John.m.dillon@mass.gov
Kevin Donnelly, Program Coordinator kevin.m.donnelly@mass.gov
Lisa Ann Reich, Program Coordinator lisaann.reich@mass.gov

Reading Police Academy

Address

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

Phone

Chief Richard E. Smith (Ret), Interim Academy Director (781) 205-3101
Larry Norman, Coordinator, Veteran Officer and Specialized Programs (781) 205-3102
Staff Instructor's Office (781) 205-3104

Western Massachusetts Police Academy

Address

1 Armory Square
Building #11
Springfield, MA 01102

Phone

Joe Witowski, Academy Director (413) 693-1701
Todd Mongeon, Veteran and Specialized Training Coordinator (413) 693-1702
Western MA Academy Staff Instructor Office (413) 693-1704
Fax: (413) 755-6331

MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies

MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies

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

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

Sergeant James Blake, Academy Director, Boston PD Police Academy (617) 343-4410
Sergeant Thomas Glynn, Academy Director, Cambridge Police Academy (617) 349-9176
Peter Carnes, Academy Director, Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy (508) 419-2860
Lisa Lane, Academy Director, Fitchburg State University Police Program (978) 665-3038
Sergeant David Quirbach, Academy Director, Lowell Police Academy (978) 674-4141
Detective Paul Mabee, Academy Director, MBTA Police Academy Ph: (617) 222-1986/617-222-1987
Josh Stokel, Academy Director, NECC Police Academy (603) 498-7160
Lieutenant Norman Charest, Academy Director, Springfield PD Police Academy (413) 750-2500
Juliet Tondera, State Police Municipal Academy Registration (508) 867-1000
Captain Jerry O'Rourke, Academy Director, Worcester Police Academy (508) 799-8641

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Sergeant James Blake, Academy Director, Boston Police Academy james.blake@pd.boston.gov
Sgt. Thomas Glynn, Academy Director Cambridge Police Academy tglynn@cambridgepolice.org
Peter Carnes, Academy Director, Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy peter.carnes@barnstablecounty.org
Lisa Lane, Academy Director, FSU Police Academy llane2@fitchburgstate.edu
Sergeant David Quirbach, Academy Director, Lowell Police Academy dquirbach@lowellma.gov
Detective Mabee, Academy Director, MBTA Police Academy pmabee@mbta.com
Mark Courtois, Academy Director, SPMA Police Academy mark.courtois@pol.state.ma.us
Captain Jerry O'Rourke, Academy Director, Worcester Police Academy orourkejf@worcesterma.gov

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.

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

Phone

Berkshire Law Enforcement Council - Officer Nicole Gaynor (413) 448-9728
Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association - Deputy Chief Paul C. Bozicas (978) 868-3510
Hampden County Sherriffs Department - Lieutenant Wayde Dubois (413) 858-0184
Massachusetts Law Enforcement Training Alliance, LLC - Richard D. LeBel, President (978) 887-2546
New England Law Enforcement Training Center - Vincent Lamberti, Director (617) 778-8149
Northeast Regional Police Institute - Lieutenant James Graham, Director (781) 844-1625
Plymouth County Police Chiefs Association - Kara Delaney, P.C.P.C.A. Program Coordinator (508) 830-6365
South Suburban Police Institute - Erin Farrell (508) 543-0632
Southeastern Massachusetts Police Training Association - Chief Carlton E. Abbott, Freetown PD (508) 763-4017

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

Transcripts, Training Manuals and other Public Records Requests

Vacant, Grants and Records Manager

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E-mail:

Nicole Hamwey, Records Analyst

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Christopher Walsh, Records Analyst

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