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logo_highresAt its December 19, 2018 meeting, the Committee voted and approved a new course curriculum for Massachusetts municipal police officers. The new curriculum is based on a recently completed job task analysis which focused on those duties performed by police officers with five years or less on the job. The result is 138 core learning objectives with over 350 testable performance outcomes. Developed and coordinated through Force Concepts, more than 100+ of our own Subject Matter Experts helped to author, review, revise and deliver course content which has resulted in approximately 764 hours of classroom instruction, skill development and testing. Not only is the curriculum itself new, but the delivery method has shifted to a more facilitated teaching style which more closely aligns with the learning style of our student officers. Fewer hours does not translate into less material!  What is does mean is that there is less needless repetition while still reinforcing the essential knowledge, skills and abilities needed to keep our officers and communities safe. MPTC has been working with Academy Directors and instructors in anticipation of this statewide standard and has successfully piloted this program twice in Randolph with minor revisions. The curriculum will be in effect at all academies with a start date of July 1, 2019 forward. MPTC has chosen to begin within its own academies starting with Plymouth, April 1, 2019. 

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