Prior to exercising police powers as a part-time police officer, a person must satisfactorily complete a reserve/intermittent training program prescribed by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). This course is a minimum of 372.5 hours administered by regional police training organizations (listed below) at various locations throughout the Commonwealth. When carrying a weapon, an additional 56 hours of MPTC-certified firearms training is required.
Authorized Police Training Organizations
Details on facilities, contact information, training dates, how to register, tuition and equipment requirements can be found by clicking the part-time police academy link.
|Authorized Part-time Police Academies||Start Date|
|Berkshire Law Enforcement Council||None Scheduled|
|Central Mass Police Chiefs Association||None Scheduled|
|Hampden County Law Enforcement Training Center||None Scheduled|
|Massachusetts Law Enforcement Training Alliance||September 29, 2020|
|New England Law Enforcement Training Center||March 2021
|Northeast Regional Police Institute||January 5, 2021
February 16, 2021
|Plymouth County Police Chiefs Association||October 19, 2020|
|Quinsigamond Community College||None Scheduled|
|South Suburban Police Institute||None Scheduled|
|Southeastern Massachusetts Police Training Association||None Scheduled|
|Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association||March 2021|