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Yearly Archives: 2015

Today we honor the lives we lost 14 years ago, their families, and those who give their lives to protect us.  

Mandatory In-Service Training for Chiefs of Police Posted on Jun 23

At the June meeting, the MPTC Committee voted to establish the following mandatory in-service training standards for chiefs of police for Training Year 2016 (July 2015 – June 2016).  These standards are in addition to the previously-approved veteran officer in-service training standards listed below. Fair   …Continue Reading Mandatory In-Service Training for Chiefs of Police

Mandatory In-Service Training for Veteran Officers Posted on Jun 22

MPTC TY2016 In-service July 2015 through June 2016 Please check the Annual In-service landing page for the TY16 In-service schedule which will be posted the end of August or early September 2015.  As a reminder, all officers must obtain 40-hours of training in TY16, and   …Continue Reading Mandatory In-Service Training for Veteran Officers

MPTC Employee Recognized for Lifesaving Efforts Posted on Jun 12

MPTC Employee Recognized for Lifesaving Efforts

On April 8, 2015, at about 1630 hours, Pat was walking out the front door of the MPTC’s Randolph Regional Police Academy when he encountered a young lady in the parking lot who was talking on her cell phone. Upon seeing him, she asked for   …Continue Reading MPTC Employee Recognized for Lifesaving Efforts

Juvenile Justice Summit at Bentley University Posted on Jun 9

Juvenile Justice Summit at Bentley University

The Juvenile Summit was held May 28th at Bentley University. Sheila Gallagher, legal issues coordinator for the MPTC and Lynsey Heffernan, Detention Reform Specialist for JDAI (Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative) joined efforts to highlight alternative ways for police chiefs and community leaders to deal with   …Continue Reading Juvenile Justice Summit at Bentley University

Student Officers Support Community Posted on May 28

Student Officers Support Community

Student Officers enrolled in the MPTC Reading Police Academy’s 23rd Recruit Officer Course run Chelsea Chase 5k. The 4th Annual Chelsea Chase 5k was held on May 9 to raise funds for The Boys and Girls Club and the Chelsea Police Relief Association. Participants warmed up   …Continue Reading Student Officers Support Community

Training Year 2015 In-service Reminder Posted on May 12

As the end of the training year (June 30) approaches, this is a good time to remind all officers and departments of the mandatory in-service training requirements for this year: Every fulltime, sworn municipal, University of Massachusetts, and Environmental police officer is required to attend   …Continue Reading Training Year 2015 In-service Reminder

60 Student Officers Attend MPTC Randolph Police Academy Posted on May 6

60 Student Officers Attend MPTC Randolph Police Academy

The Randolph Police Academy’s 3rd Recruit Officer Course began on May 4 with 60 student officers from 28 municipal departments and the Mass. Environmental Police. The full-time academy will run 26 weeks with an anticipated graduation on October 30, 2015.  The first day of the   …Continue Reading 60 Student Officers Attend MPTC Randolph Police Academy

Randolph Police Academy Reopens to Recruit Officer Training Posted on Apr 13

Randolph Police Academy Reopens to Recruit Officer Training

Due to the increased demand for recruit officer training, MPTC is reopening the Randolph Regional Police Academy to recruit training.  Here, 58 student officers attend Orientation Friday, April 10, 2015 in preparation of Day One, May 4, 2015. MPTC has hired Academy Director, Lara Thomas. Lara has   …Continue Reading Randolph Police Academy Reopens to Recruit Officer Training

Juvenile Justice Summit Posted on Apr 10

Juvenile	Justice Summit

  The Municipal Police Training Committee & Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative presents a one-time Juvenile Justice Summit at Bentley University for Massachusetts police chiefs and command staff on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Key Note Speaker, Massachusetts Juvenile Chief Justice Amy Nechtem.  Summit will address cutting-edge adolescent   …Continue Reading Juvenile Justice Summit