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MPTC Full-time Police Academies

The Recruit Officer Course (ROC) is an entry-level training curriculum for new full-time police officers.

Successful completion of the recruit officer course (ROC) curriculum is required under M.G.L. Chapter 41 §96B to be a sworn municipal, University of Massachusetts, or environmental police officer in the Commonwealth. The ROC is organized into three (I-III) volumes with multiple subtopics. The ROC takes 20 weeks to complete and covers 21st century policing best practices with specific emphasis on the following core principles:

  • problem solving
  • procedural justice
  • ethical decision making
  • fair and impartial policing

Physical Requirements

All
student officers must know what to expect ahead of time and must prepare well in advance of the first day of the academy. The most significant factors in this preparation are: weight control, aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Download the
MPTC Health and Wellness Fitness Preparation Guide to assist with preparing to attend the police academy.

Minimum Requirements

Student officers must (1) be a minimum of 21 years old; (2) be employed or sponsored by a municipal, Environmental, or University of Massachusetts police department or other law enforcement department authorized by the Committee; and (3) successfully complete the Massachusetts Human Resource Division's Physical Ability Test (PAT) and medical examinations.

 

MPTC ROC Police Academy Schedules

  • All student officers must meet the eligibility requirements to enroll
  • Tuition is $3,000.00. Learn more about student officer tuition and payments for MPTC-operated police academies.
  • All police academies operate daily Monday through Friday. There are no dormitories.
  • Registration: Log into MPTC Acadis Portal to register at an MPTC Police Academy. 

Note: This is a guide of available seating and may not reflect the true number of seats available that is representative on the MPTC ACADIS TRAINING PORTAL

  • All medical and PAT exams must be valid on Day One of the academy
  • It is the Department's responsibility to ensure these exams are up to date

Registration is available on the MPTC ACADIS TRAINING PORTAL

MPTC-operated Full-time Police Academy Start Dates

  • View MPTC ROC Application Deadlines, Assessment and Orientation Dates
  • View MPTC OPERATED AND AUTHORIZED COVID-19 VACCINATION ACADEMY POLICY 
     
    Academy  ROC # Start Date Application deadline
    (by 3pm)
    Boylston  30th July 25, 2022 June 1, 2022
    Boylston (*) 31st TBA  
    Plymouth  72nd April 4, 2022 February 18, 2022
    Plymouth  73rd July 25, 2022 June 15, 2022
    Randolph (*) 16th September 6, 2022 July 18, 2022
    Randolph (*) 17th    
    Lynnfield (Formally Reading) 35th August 1, 2022 June 30, 2022
    Lynnfield (Formally Reading) 36th November 14, 2022 October 12, 2022
    WMass  64th  June 6, 2022 April 7, 2022
    WMass 65th    
    NECC - Haverhill 2nd April 19, 2022 March 10, 2022
    NECC - Haverhill 3rd    
    Updated: April 1, 2022
ALL APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLMENT MUST BE DONE THROUGH THE ACADIS PORTAL, APPLICATIONS MUST HAVE ALL THE REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITES COMPLETED AND INCLUDED FOR CONSIDERATION. APPLICANTS ARE SEATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS – INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DENIED ALLOWING COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION. SEATS CANNOT BE HELD OR RESERVED. SEATING AND AVAILABLE SEATING INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AND UP TO DATE ON THE REGISTRATION PORTAL. ALL WAITLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE INVITED TO THE ASSESSMENTS TO BACKFILL POTENTIAL OPEN SEATS.   (*) = TENATIVE DATES

 

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