OPEN MEETING
SEPTEMBER 13th
10am
ZOOM LINK To Be Posted Sunday
Topics:
  • Upcoming Classes
  • Instructor Dev Class
  • Less Lethal Recerts
    Open Q&A




 
EXECUTIVE TEAM

Statewide Coordinator

  • Jason Brennan
    ​​

Executive Committee

  • Thomas Heller

  • Chris Soffayer

  • Chuck Dichara

Committee Chairman

  • Standards and Qualifications

    • Mike Spence
      Boston PD​

       

  • Specialized Programs

    • Bill Slowe
      Needham PD​

       

  • Less Lethal

    • Scott Hodson
      Plainville PD​

       

  • Field Operations

    • Chris Baker
      Mansfield PD​

       

  • Recruit Program

    • Mike Grady
      Environmental Police​

    • Jay Borges Asst. 
      Somerset PD

       

  • Retired & Leosa

    • Russ Jenkins​
      Braintree PD (R)

       

  • Logistics

    • Jack Richman
      Milton PD​

Regional Representatives
Refer to DHS Massachusetts regional map for town listing. 
ttp://www.cmrpc.org/sites/default/files/download/HS-MMABrochure_F2.pdf

  • NORTHEAST

    • Tom Heller​
      Stoneham PD
       

  • BERKSHIRE

    • Nicole Gaynor​
      Pittsfield PD

       

  • METRO BOSTON

    • Garrett Greenwood
      Quincy PD

  • CENTRAL

    • Ryan Daley​​
      North Brookfield PD
       

  • SOUTHEAST​

    • Jay Borges
      Somerset PD

  • Cape and Islands

    • Andy Goddard
      Chatham PD​

       

  • Corrections

    • Paul Henderson​

    • Charlie Primack
      DOC
       

  • Colleges & Universities

    • Chris VonHandorf  

    • Tim Flynn 
      Northeastern

LEVELING STATUS

CLASSIFICATION 2020 (levels are being phased out)
 

Level 1 = Firearms Instructor (FI)

Level 2-3 = Lead Instructor (LI)

Level 3 = Instructor Trainer (IT)
 

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (FI) 
 (choose Firearms Instructor date for recert)
All Instructors in Massachusetts will be classed as Firearms Instructors.

  • No geographical boundary

  • Can qualify and train officers to MPTC Standards

  • Can assistant at academy or reserve class

    • Must meet perquisites to assist

      • See perquisites

    • Must be invited by LI

    • Cannot be lead at any program
       

LEAD INSTRUCTOR (LI)    
(choose Lead Instructor date for Recert)

Instructor cadre certified to be Lead instructor at MPTC certified academy or teach the 56hr reserve basic program
 

  • Lead at academy

  • Can choose FI to assist at academy classes

    • Must meet perquisites

  • Lead Reserve 56hr program

  • MUST attend Lead Instructor recert every 2years

  • Responsible to oversee and ensure the program is being run to MPTC standards
     

INSTRUCTOR TRAINER (IT)  
(choose Instructor Trainer date for Recert)

Instructor cadre certified to create new firearms instructors and run other MPTC certified programs.
 

  • Teach and certify new instructors

  • Run specialized programs for MPTC

  • Run Instructor development programs

  • Lead at academy or reserve programs

  • Assist Special Service Team

RECERTIFICATIONS

RECLASSIFICATION/
RECERTIFICATION

 

  • ALL RECERTS WILL BE VALID FOR 2yrs
    Firearms 2020, 2022, 2024 etc
    Less Lethal 2021,23,25

  • All instructors will attend a recert for their “classification” at designated ranges in OCT & NOV, with a remedial date in November. (everyone must go, regardless of the last recert)

  • Sign up will begin April 1

  • You must sign in through Acadis portal,

  • You only need to attend 1 recert choose the one that matches your past level. (see classification below)


Recertification Day

  • 6hrs

  • Qual with system you currently use/teach

  • After the qual the remain time will be Instructor Development

  • We will review all the core skills the MPTC expects of a FI.

  • Please come prepared, if you fail qual or skills you will be asked to come back in November for remedial shoot, if you fail the remedial day you will be decertified. PLEASE COME READY.

  • Outline will be sent in April.

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