Greetings from the MPTC!! As the director of the MPTC, I have four major goals. The first is to make sure the police officers of the Commonwealth get the best training possible. The second is to be responsive to the needs of the departments and citizens. The third and fourth goals are derivatives of the first two: to establish collaborative working relationships and partnerships and to have open communication with chiefs of police. This newsletter is a component of that dialogue. I am hoping this is an effective way to get important information to you in a timely and effective manner. If you have other suggestions for improved communication and collaboration, please let me know. I can be reached at (781) 437-0301 or e-mail Daniel.Zivkovich@MassMail.state.ma.us.