Basic Reserve Police Academy

This course is an entry-level training program for a person hired or interested in a part-time reserve/intermittent position in which he or she will exercise police powers as a police officer.

Basic Reserve/Intermittent training courses offered by authorized police training organizations (listed below) are entry-level training programs approved by the Municipal Police Training Committee that has the prescribed course of study that a reserve/intermittent police officer must satisfactorily complete prior to exercising police powers in Massachusetts. 

This course is a minimum of 372.5 hours administered by regional police training organizations at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. When carrying a weapon, an additional 20 hours of MPTC-certified firearms training is required. 

  • Effective January 1, 2019 the MPTC-certified firearms training requirement increases from 20 hours to 56 hours.

For a schedule and to register, please select a police training organization and follow their application process.

Police Training Organizations

  1. Berkshire Law Enforcement Council
  2. Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association
  3. Hampden County Law Enforcement Training Center
  4. Massachusetts Law Enforcement Training Alliance, LLC
  5. New England Law Enforcement Training Center
  6. Northeast Regional Police Institute
  7. Plymouth County Police Chiefs Association
  8. Professional Officer of the Law, Institute of Certification & Education
  9. Quinsigamond Community College
  10. South Suburban Police Institute
  11. Southeastern Massachusetts Police Training Association
  12. Western Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association, Inc.

Additional Resources for Police Training Organizations

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