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I am a Marine stationed at Cherry Point NC. However, currently in Iraq for a year but have 6 months left. I will have a year left in my contract by the time I finish my BS in June and I was wondering if the North Carolina BLET could be transferable to the Mass Academy? I would like to get a head start and do the academy in NC. I am looking at going to Lawrence PD. Thanks for the help I will really appreciate it.
 

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DJ_USMC_50 said:
I am a Marine stationed at Cherry Point NC. However, currently in Iraq for a year but have 6 months left. I will have a year left in my contract by the time I finish my BS in June and I was wondering if the North Carolina BLET could be transferable to the Mass Academy? I would like to get a head start and do the academy in NC. I am looking at going to Lawrence PD. Thanks for the help I will really appreciate it.
I don't know for sure, but I would doubt it. NC BLET is only 608 hours and MA is what? 800+
 

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From http://www.mass.gov/mptc/exemptions.htm :

Advisory
A person who has been employed as a municipal police officer in another state and is being hired in Massachusetts may qualify for a Permanent Exemption from recruit training.

In order to determine whether they might qualify for this, an individual may request an Advisory letter. To request such a letter, an individual needs to submit the following paperwork to the Exemptions Coordinator for review:
  • copy of the Basic Recruit Curriculum of the academy they attended
  • breakdown of course titles and course hours
  • total hours of curriculum
  • copy of graduation certificate
  • current resume
An Advisory letter will be provided to the transferring police officer and will contain a statement that would suggest a favorable or unfavorable Permanent Exemption would be forthcoming. This letter could be forwarded to a police department chief and/or the appointing authority, who would apply for a Permanent Exemption on behalf of the police officer.

Permanent Exemption

When a person from out-of-state has been hired by a Massachusetts municipal police department on a full-time basis and has already been through a Basic Recruit program in their state, they may be qualified for a Permanent Exemption from our own basic academy. The application for a Permanent Exemption must be filed by the appointing authority of the employing municipal department and must be accompanied by the following:
  • current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • current qualification in Use of Firearms by an MPTC Certified Instructor
  • successful completion of the MPTC Criminal Law Exam
  • certificate of completion of Basic Recruit Training
  • Basic Recruit Training curriculum
  • current resume
Temporary Exemption

A temporary exemption may be granted for a period not to exceed 270 days, or until the start date of the next available academy session, whichever occurs sooner, as a result of a documented public safety emergency or other exigent circumstances. Again, the application must be filed by the appointing authority of the employing agency and the following documentation must accompany the application:
  • current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • current qualification in Use of Firearms by an MPTC certified instructor
  • successful completion of the MPTC Criminal Law Exam
  • reason (cite nature of public safety emergency or other exigent circumstance
  • current resume
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My guess would be, "No," unless you've worked in NC as a law officer. But you can always call them at (508) 821-2644 to check.

Lawrence is a great town to work in if you want to be kept busy.
 

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Thanks for the help everyone. Yeah Lawrence is a pretty busy place. Thats where Im from so I want to go back and work there.
 
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you will have to go through a long proess just to find out that they wont take your academy (unless its 800 hours or more) They also wont count any additional training you have had outside the academy
 
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