Massachusetts State Police Release — 10182015 — 215 Trooper Hopefuls Report for Training Monday
Two hundred and fifteen trainees will report to the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree early Monday morning for the department’s 82d Recruit Training Troop.
Monday is Day One of their rigorous training, serving as the start of their indoctrination into the life of a Massachusetts State Trooper-in-training.
Over the next 24 weeks, trainees will undergo a demanding, disciplined and multi-faceted training program designed to mold those who complete the academy into state troopers.
The training will incorporate classroom lessons in a wide range of topics, physical training, self-defense and de-escalation tactics, firearms use, and emergency vehicle operation. Trainees will also be put through several dozen scenarios designed to simulate the countless and unpredictable situations the new troopers will face once they graduate and begin their careers.
Trainees live at the Academy from Monday through Friday of each week.
Those who complete the academic, physical, and procedural training will graduate from the academy on April 1, 2016. Upon graduation, the new State Troopers will be assigned to barracks around the state and begin patrol duties, spending their first several months accompanied by veteran troopers serving as Field Training Officers.