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The highest level of training is a must for part-time and volunteer officers. Belmont's Auxiliary Police unit requires the following initial and ongoing training, as specified by the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC):

Basic Recruit Training - A 22-week MPTC police academy program for Reserve / Intermittent Police Officers. Topics of study in the academy include: Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Motor Vehicle Law, Domestic Violence, Crisis Intervention, Report Writing, Firearms Training, Defensive Tactics, and Officer Safety. Written and practical exams are administered periodically.

Annual In-Service Training - 32-hour in-service MPTC police academy refresher course for Reserve / Intermittent Police Officers, including legal updates and tactical refreshers. Written and practical exams are required.

Firearms and Defensive Weapons Training - Twice-annualĀ firearms training and requalification with the departmentally-approved .40-caliber Glock Model 23 semiautomatic pistol, to the same standards as full-time officers. Also refresher training in Pepper Spray and Monadnock expandable baton.

CPR / AED and First Responder - Annually, certification in CPR / AED for Professional Rescuers, and every three years, certification as EMS First Responders (Advanced First Aid).

FTO Training- Field training in patrol procedures for the Evening / Weekend patrol program.

Monthly Meetings - Usually held on the second Thursday of each month, monthly meetings include additional specialized training programs.

 


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