The future of some auxiliary and reserve police is unclear with new state training guidelinesPlay
We look at the impacts of new training standards in the state's police reform law on auxiliary and reserve officers.
Editor's note: The Municipal Police Training Committee, which is responsible for training law enforcement in the state, responded to WBUR after the segment taped. In a statement, Robert Ferullo, the executive director of the MPTC, writes:
“The Municipal Police Training Committee is working diligently to advance the mandates established by the police reform law, including its primary objective of uniform training standards for all members of law enforcement. The MPTC created the Bridge Academy to deliver standardized training and facilitate the new certification process for officers who currently perform police duties and hold the power of arrest but have never completed a full-time police academy. To support officer convenience and access, the bridge program offers a robust online curriculum and flexible in-person class schedules held at multiple regional facilities. Working in close collaboration with our many stakeholders, the MPTC is confident that together the law enforcement community will achieve the successful implementation of this landmark legislation.”
This segment aired on May 3, 2022.