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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.


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