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Reserve Intermittent Academy


The Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association is contracted by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) to provide the Basic Reserve/Intermittent Training Program in Western Massachusetts.  These classes as well as Reserve In-Service, Specialized Training and Refresher classes are offered in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties. Our main training facility for the Western Massachusetts Police Academy is located at Springfield Technical Community College (S.T.C.C.) located at 1 Armory Square in Springfield.

OVERVIEW OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS

FOR

BAISC RESERVE/INTERMITTENT TRAINING PROGRAM

 

 Completing the Basic Reserve/Intermittent Police Academy is required before you can work as a Special/Auxiliary/Reserve/Part-time/intermittent Police Officer.

Currently the training consists of 315 hours. The classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and all day on Saturday.  Classes are offered in Springfield MA at the Western Mass Police Academy and at satellite locations in Berkshire and Franklin counties. A minimum of 30 student officers is needed for a class.

 In order for you to attend an Academy you must be sponsored by a Chief of Police in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You must obtain this sponsorship yourself, and it does not guarantee employment with that or any other agency.

There is a tuition cost involved in the training that is currently at $1400.  Veterans Benefits apply.  Download an application, complete it as instructed, and send a deposit of $500 for tuition with a money order to:

Western Massachusetts Police Academy

One Armory Square

P. O. Box 9000

Springfield, MA 01102

Attn: Reserve Program

The tentative dates of the Academy are generally posted in September through the following September on this website.

Check this site frequently for updates on upcoming training and schedule changes. There is a list of frequently asked question below. If AFTER you have read the FAQ’s and you still have questions, please complete the contact form to contact us.  

5 Steps to Apply to the Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Basic Reserve/Intermittent Training Program

1. Be sponsored by a Chief of Police of a Municipal Police Department and/or Employing Agency Head in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

2. Complete the three (3) page MPTC application.

3. Submit a $500 money order for tuition deposit with the completed application.

The remaining $900 of the $1400 tuition cost will be payable of the first day of class.

4. Mail completed application, along with $500 money order deposit to:

Western Massachusetts Police Academy
One Armory Square
P. O. Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102 

On lower left hand side of the outside envelope mark "RESERVE PROGRAM"

5. Any questions pertaining to the above process check out the "Frequently Asked Questions" and/or contact us here.

The academy schedule of all upcoming classes is posted in the "Table of Contents" section at the right side of this page. Please take the opportunity to browse the FAQ section. There are many Frequently Asked Questions with full answers about the training in this section.

If you still have questions you can contact Sgt. Mark Smith, Coordinator of Training or Chief Philip J. Adams (Ret.) Executive Director of the Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association through our contact page.

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at Springfield Technical Community College


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Directions

Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square
P.O. Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102
 
 

From Interstate Route 91 (North or South)

  • Take Exit 8 to Route 291.
    • Get into the right lane.
  • Take Exit 3, Armory Street.
    • At the end of the ramp, go through the traffic light.
    • Take first right onto Armory Street South.
  • At the 3rd light, turn right onto Taylor Street.
  • Take immediate left onto Federal Street.
  • Go about 4/10 of a mile and turn right into STCC's main gate.

From Massachusetts Turnpike I-90

  • Take Exit 6, Springfield
    • At end of ramp, turn left onto Route 291
  • Take Armory Street exit.
    • Go 3/4 of the way around the rotary and take Armory Street South
  • At the 3rd light, turn right onto Taylor Street.
  • Take immediate left onto Federal Street.
  • Go about 4/10 of a mile and turn right into STCC's main gate.

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