Police Academy MA -Information

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Massachusetts State Police Academy Information

The Police Academy MA is located on 780 acres in rural New Braintree. Recruits attend a twenty-five week, modified stress, live-in academy, consisting of over ninety different courses of instruction. The day begins at 5:30 AM with physical training. The recruit then attends academic courses until 8:00 PM. The recruits then have study and personal time until lights out at 9:30 PM. All classes, with the exception of driver training and water safety, are conducted in New Braintree. Recruits are released on Friday evening to go home, and return Monday morning for training.

A Day at the MA Police Academy

Police Academy MA -Training

As a Police Recruit, you receive comprehensive training from the professional instructors at the Massachusetts Police Academy.  This training includes:

  • Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
        Constitutional Law
    State statutes
    City ordinances
    Federal, state and local courts
  • Defense Tactics & Control Techniques
        Use of firearms
    Use of  the expandable baton
    Unarmed defense
    Emergency vehicle operation
    Officer survival
    Aerosol weapons
  • Criminal Investigation
    Principles and techniques of interviewing
    Crimes against persons & property
    Vice and organized crime
    Arson investigation
    Crime scene investigation
    Report writing
  • Police Response to Community Problems
        Community policing
    Conflict resolution
    Domestic violence
    Community social services
    Child abuse and neglect
    Mental illness
    Substance abuse
    Patrol procedures and techniques
    Traffic safety and enforcement
    DUI enforcement
    First Aid/CPR


Police Academy MA – Experience

After graduation from the MA police academy you will become a Police Officer and be assigned to work with an experienced Field Training Officer.  Your on-the-job training will equip you with the special skills and knowledge that are necessary in the law enforcement field.


Police Officer MA- Benefits

Upon graduation from the MA police academy you will be eligible for benefit programs. While the details of the benefits may vary, most include:

Salary- Estimated base salary $49,000/yr
Holidays – 
13 days per year, increasing after five, ten, fifteen and twenty years.
Sick Leave – 10 days per year with a disability policy for long term disability and illness
Education – Incentives for continuing education, often leading to promotion opportunities.
Retirement- Full retirement plan.
Other Benefits – 
health insurance, group life insurance, tuition reimbursement, uniform allowance, credit union, Police Benefit Fund, injury leave, Worker’s Compensation, disability income insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

*If you are selected for the Police Academy, you will be hired as a Police Recruit.  Upon graduation from the academy you will be promoted to Police Officer.


Massachusetts Police Districts

State Police Troop Map

 Mass Police map



Navigate using the links listed below. After selecting a Troop, you may select a barracks to view information about it, including a map of the cities and towns patrolled by that barracks.

Northeast West Central Southeast
MassPike Logan Airport MetroBoston



As of June 2000, the Massachusetts State Police had the following demographics:

  • Male: 91%
  • Female: 9%
  • White: 89%
  • African-American/Black: 11%

**The MSP is one of the few State Police Departments in the US where the percentage of African American officers (11%) is significantly greater than that of the state population (6.97%).


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