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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

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BASIC 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 372.5 hours and follows the curriculum developed by the MPTC.  Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and all day on Saturday.  Classes are offered in Springfield, at the Western Mass Regional Police Academy, and occasionally at satellite locations in Berkshire and Franklin counties. A minimum of 35 student officers is needed for a class to begin.

In order for you to attend an academy, you must be sponsored by a municipal or campus police chief, a sheriff, or campus/hospital security director 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 for the training.  The cost is currently $2,100.  Veterans Benefits apply.  Download an application, complete it as instructed, and send a deposit of $500 for tuition with a bank check or money order to:

 
Western Mass Chiefs of Police Association
P.O. Box 250
Feeding Hills,  MA 01030

 

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

The tentative dates of the Academy are generally posted 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 you still have questions, AFTER you have read these FAQ’s, 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.    Get sponsorship approval from a municipal or campus police chief, a sheriff, or a campus/hospital security director in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

2.    Complete the MPTC Reserve/Intermittent Recruit Officer Course Application

3.    Submit a $500 bank check or money order (NO personal checks accepted) for tuition deposit along with the completed application.  The remaining $1,600 of the $2,100 tuition cost is due on the first day of class.

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

 

 
Western Mass Chiefs of Police Association
P.O. Box 250
Feeding Hills,  MA 01030

 

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

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

The schedule of all upcoming classes is posted in the “Important Announcements” 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 the Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association though our contact page.

 

 

 

 

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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