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State Police Academy


340 West Brookfield Road, New Braintree, MA 01531

Details of State Police Academy

Overview of State Police Academy

The Massachusetts State Police Academy is located on 780 acres in rural New Braintree. All State Police recruit training is based here. Recruits attend a twenty-five week, modified stress, live-in academy, consisting of over ninety different courses of instruction. In addition to recruit training, the Academy hosts in-service training, training courses, and the Student Trooper program.

Hours for State Police Academy

Normal Academy hours are Sunday at 11:00 PM through Friday until 5:00 PM.

Parking at State Police Academy

Visitor Parking is located on front company street, in front of the Dispatch Radio Building. Visitors must check in with the desk officer.

Facilities at State Police Academy

The compound consists of over twenty buildings. These buildings house the classrooms, dining facility, firearms range, sleeping quarters, physical plant and gymnasium. A small housing community, dubbed Circle Drive, is used as additional office space and for realistic training exercises. The property boasts it own water treatment plant and well field which supplies both the compound and the local grammar school with water. A fully certified confidence course, with high and low elements, is part of the training facility.

Services at State Police Academy

In addition to recruit training, the Massachusetts State Police Academy hosts outside agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Environmental Police, which have staff and office space on site. It also conducts in-service training and firearms re-qualification for veteran State Police officers. The Academy provides Professional development courses which are designed for, and offered to, the public safety community at little to no cost to the attendee. The State Police also partners with the American Legion to provide a one week, live-in, mini-academy known as the Student Trooper Program. This program is an intensive course patterned after the actual recruit class. It is not a summer camp. It is offered to high school students 15 to 17 years old, who are in good scholastic standing, and good physical condition. Further information can be gathered through your high school counselor or American Legion post.

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Directions to the Academy

The State Police Academy is located on 780 acres in the rural town of New Braintree. The address is 340 West Brookfield Road. The main phone number is (508) 867-1000.

From the west:

From Mass Pike: Take Exit 8 (Palmer Exit), turn left onto Rte. 32 - take Rte. 32 North into the Town of Ware. At the center of town take a right onto Rte. 9 (Rte 9 East) - road becomes Rte 9 East & Rte 32 North at this point. Follow Rte. 9E/32N through the center of town. At the Ware/West Brookfield town line (Rtes. 9 & 32 split here) turn left onto Rte. 32 North (toward Gilbertville). After passing Kardas Market on the left and elementary school on the right, take a right onto New Braintree Rd. (3.1 miles) just before RR tracks. Follow New Braintree Rd. for 4.1 miles to the intersection of West Brookfield Rd. Take a left and the Academy entrance is ½ mile on the left. (17.8 miles from Exit 8 on the Turnpike).

From the east:

From Mass Pike: Take Exit 9 (Sturbridge Exit), after going through tollbooth take the first exit - Rte. 20 West toward Sturbridge. Stay on Rte. 20 West for 1.9 miles. Take a right onto Rte. 148 North. Stay on Rte. 148 North for 7.6 miles into the Town of Brookfield. At the intersection of Rte. 149 and Rte. 9 take a left onto Rte. 9 West. Stay on Rte. 9 West for 2.5 miles into the center of West Brookfield. Take a right onto School St. just before the Town Common. The Town Common will be on the left of School St and the bandstand is on the right. Follow School St. to intersection of Rte. 67 (Stop Sign). After stopping go straight across and within 100 feet take a right onto New Braintree Rd. (Look for SP New Braintree sign) Stay on New Braintree Rd. for 5.1 miles and the Academy entrance will be on the left.

From the north:

From Rte. 2 East or West take Rte 68 South (Gardner/Hubbardston Exit). Continue on Rte 68 South for 7.2 miles into the Center of Hubbardston. At flashing light take a right onto Elm St. (Barre Falls Dam). At the end of the road turn right onto Rte. 62 West. Follow Rte. 62 West for 4 miles and turn left onto Valley Rd. At the Quabbin Plaza go straight across the intersection, you will now be on South Barre Rd. (Rte. 32 South). At the next Stop Sign take a right and stay on Rte. 32 South for ¾ of a mile. Take a left onto Rte. 67 South. Travel for 3.4 miles and take a right onto Barre Cutoff Rd. At the Stop Sign take a left onto West Brookfield Rd. The Academy will be 1 mile on your right.

From the south:

Take 84 East to Exit 3B to Rte. 20 West. Follow directions from the east (above).