On August 23, 2013, six Attleboro Police Officers graduated from the 52nd Municipal Police Training Committee (M.P.T.C.) Academy held at the Plymouth Police Academy. The graduation exercises were held at the Pilgrim Memorial Hall located in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Upon completion of the graduation exercises, Mayor Kevin J. Dumas issued the oath of office to the newly appointed officers.
The police academy training course began April 1, 2013. The six Attleboro Police Officers that graduated from the police academy were: Mark Gravel, Christopher McCauley, Keith Golden, Michael Nagy, Thomas Brillon and Jessica Maskell.
As part of the graduation exercises, awards were presented to members of the graduating class. One such award was presented to Officer Thomas Brillon who received the “100% Award” for his outstanding efforts and dedication during the length of the academy.
Along with Mayor Dumas and Chief Heagney, several members of the Attleboro Police Department (both past and present) attended the graduation ceremony.
On July 19th, 2013 the Attleboro Police Department also welcomed Officer Paul Lesbirel who attended the 31st Basic Recruit Academy held at the M.B.T.A. Academy located in Quincy, Massachusetts.
The seven new officers will participate in the department’s Field Training Program where they will be supervised by department members who have received training and certification.
According to the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC ) the police academy course is a comprehensive 800-hour/20-week training program. This course combines classroom instruction, practical exercises, and scenarios designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to excel in the police profession and be an asset to the community. This program emphasizes integrity, professionalism, and community service is under constant review to make sure topics are updated, to address emerging trends in policing, and to take advantage of technology.
Upon graduation of MPTC Police Academy the student officer will have
successfully completed the prescribed course of study for basic police
training, to exercise police powers, as mandated by Massachusetts General Laws,
Chapter 41, § 96B.