Media Advisory: Academy Training Open for Observation and Interviews

Colonel Richard McKeon and members of the staff of the Massachusetts State Police Academy invite media members to observe training of the current Recruit Training Troop and speak to several trainees on Thursday. The 158 members of the 82nd Recruit Training Troop are in the midst of their sixth, and last, month of training to become Massachusetts State Troopers. Media who attend Thursday’s availability will be able to observe several patrol procedure scenarios and other training at locations around the Academy campus (media will be escorted by MSP members to each station). Colonel McKeon and Academy staff will discuss the nature of the training with media, and several trainees will be available to be interviewed about their experiences on the path to become a state trooper.

The media availability begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 10. The Academy is located at 340 West Brookfield Road in New Braintree, Mass.