· MassCops Member
I went through the MBTA Police Academy with several Officers that had previously been through the S.S.P.O. Academy. All agreed that the State SSPO runs a good Academy, but that it didn't come close to touching the MBTA. Not all municipal academies are run like camp happyland at Boylston. Ask Chief Churchill who runs a real academy in Mass, and he will tell you two places. The state, and MBTA. I've worked with Officers who have graduated from municipal academies and the SSPO academy that were as dumb as a stump, and looked like someone tried to shove a hundred pounds of sh_t into a teabag. I've also worked with intelligent, squared away Officers who were chizzled out of stone that went through those same academies. I believe that it is all what you put into it.