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So a full time grad, a bridge grad, is equal to or greater than an SSPO for hiring status?
Yes, both will be considered full-time academy trained. That doesn’t change individual department requirements; for instance, a department can still specify they will only hire full-time academy graduates, and the Boston PD can still require that you have to go through THEIR academy only.

Thank you. So let’s say a reserve officer who went through bridge academy and was full time certified after. He/she gets hired by a campus police department, will he/she be able to get a SSPO license?
Yes, that satisfies the base training requirements for appointment as a SSPO, but as stated, individual departments can still specify their own standards.

For instance, some college/university departments in Boston (BU and BC for 2 examples) require the full-time municipal academy, they won’t accept SSPO or the bridge. If they hire you, you have to go through and graduate the full-time municipal academy.
 

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Yes, both will be considered full-time academy trained. That doesn’t change individual department requirements; for instance, a department can still specify they will only hire full-time academy graduates, and the Boston PD can still require that you have to go through THEIR academy only.


Yes, that satisfies the base training requirements for appointment as a SSPO, but as stated, individual departments can still specify their own standards.

For instance, some college/university departments in Boston (BU and BC for 2 examples) require the full-time municipal academy, they won’t accept SSPO or the bridge. If they hire you, you have to go through and graduate the full-time
Yes, both will be considered full-time academy trained. That doesn’t change individual department requirements; for instance, a department can still specify they will only hire full-time academy graduates, and the Boston PD can still require that you have to go through THEIR academy only.


Yes, that satisfies the base training requirements for appointment as a SSPO, but as stated, individual departments can still specify their own standards.

For instance, some college/university departments in Boston (BU and BC for 2 examples) require the full-time municipal academy, they won’t accept SSPO or the bridge. If they hire you, you have to go through and graduate the full-time municipal academy.

this is the problem with Massachusetts. It all should be the same regardless…
 

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this is the problem with Massachusetts. It all should be the same regardless…
Individual departments should be able to have whatever hiring standards they deem appropriate. The state standards are 21+, a GED, a driver’s license, and no felony/drug/DV convictions. However, many departments require a totally spotless record (no criminal record whatsoever, even misdemeanor charges), a college degree, etc.

The same thing should hold true for training requirements. Departments that have always required the FT municipal academy now have no headaches with the bridge academy, unlike departments that took the hodgepodge route of reserve academy plus Associate’s degree, etc. The FT academy checks all the boxes.

If you want the job bad enough, you’ll jump through whatever hoops are put in front of you.
 
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