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So, has everyone seen this?

I know the "kinder, gentler" approach is the direction that law enforcement seems to be going, but I'm not sure about this.... a no-stress academy? Beards and polo shirts? I'm hearing the physical stuff (PT/DT/etc.) is really lacking, but the academics are hard, so maybe that's something... but have we gone too far in the other direction?

I can't help but think that this is all part of a bigger plan by Northeastern... put themselves out at the "forefront" of 21st-century police training (regardless of whether the training actually sucks in reality), then transition to some sort of destination training site for LE officers -- in-service, specialty training, etc. Reeks of a future money-grab or maybe just an attempt to revitalize their CJ program?

Anyone know anything beyond the news story?

http://www.boston25news.com/video?videoId=965934038&videoVersion=2.0
 

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Saw people drop out of the reserve academy because it was too hard !!!

Why not recruit young truck drivers or a tradesmen that had some youthful indiscretion ?

They look past alot of stuff for certain groups when they need to get their numbers up.

More mature candidates with life experience.

As far as mixing private business with public safety ?
Nothing good can come from that. In a few years it'll look like RoboCop. Corporations owning the police department :eek:
 

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I don't know I read either policeone.com or officer.com a while back this is the starting trend and academic mindset out in either Wa or or. Seems like the progressive push here. What concerns me is that they are saying they are putting their own twist on mptc guidelines. Idk. Is it even an approved mptc academy because i don' see it listed under regional academy like you can see bostton, the t, worcester lowell.ect on mptc's website . Unless I'm missing something.
 

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There was a non-MPTC academy run by a PD a few years ago, I forget the PD, that the MPTC would not consider the graduates certified because they went too far outside the guidelines. It was briefly a big deal and then disappeared. I think they had to send the active duty officers back to the academy to re-fresh certain modules before the MPTC would considere them certified.
 

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It's definitely camp cupcake, but it is MPTC authorized.

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Theres talk of us doing a class of 300 down the cape
Heard a rumor about running two classes concurrently day and night. Any truth to that?

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I do the detail across the street from where they work out all the time. Lets just say its nothing like my academy lol.
I went to a full academy (Training Council approved) back in 1981 and I bet it was nothing like your academy. We ate donuts after PT!
There was a non-MPTC academy run by a PD a few years ago, I forget the PD, that the MPTC would not consider the graduates certified because they went too far outside the guidelines. It was briefly a big deal and then disappeared. I think they had to send the active duty officers back to the academy to re-fresh certain modules before the MPTC would considere them certified.
I find this extremely ironic considering that campus cops are no longer accepted in MPTC academies. WTF? Too much silliness in some of these academies that don't necessarily make you a better cop. "Oh, I can RUN MILES, but I have no idea how to talk to a crazy person." In THIS day and age, you will be prosecuted for sneering at someone. I'd rather have a guy graduate and come on the job unable to run 2 miles, but be able to talk down a lunatic.

and I'm old and fat and don't run...EVER.
 

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I find this extremely ironic considering that campus cops are no longer accepted in MPTC academies. WTF? Too much silliness in some of these academies that don't necessarily make you a better cop. "Oh, I can RUN MILES, but I have no idea how to talk to a crazy person." In THIS day and age, you will be prosecuted for sneering at someone. I'd rather have a guy graduate and come on the job unable to run 2 miles, but be able to talk down a lunatic.

and I'm old and fat and don't run...EVER.
That makes two of us Jim!:cool:
 

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I went to a full academy (Training Council approved) back in 1981 and I bet it was nothing like your academy. We ate donuts after PT!

I find this extremely ironic considering that campus cops are no longer accepted in MPTC academies. WTF? Too much silliness in some of these academies that don't necessarily make you a better cop. "Oh, I can RUN MILES, but I have no idea how to talk to a crazy person." In THIS day and age, you will be prosecuted for sneering at someone. I'd rather have a guy graduate and come on the job unable to run 2 miles, but be able to talk down a lunatic.

and I'm old and fat and don't run...EVER.
Campus cops aren't accepted in MPTC academies?

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I went to a full academy (Training Council approved) back in 1981 and I bet it was nothing like your academy. We ate donuts after PT!

I find this extremely ironic considering that campus cops are no longer accepted in MPTC academies. WTF? Too much silliness in some of these academies that don't necessarily make you a better cop. "Oh, I can RUN MILES, but I have no idea how to talk to a crazy person." In THIS day and age, you will be prosecuted for sneering at someone. I'd rather have a guy graduate and come on the job unable to run 2 miles, but be able to talk down a lunatic.

and I'm old and fat and don't run...EVER.
I went to a full academy (Training Council approved) back in 1981 and I bet it was nothing like your academy. We ate donuts after PT!

I find this extremely ironic considering that campus cops are no longer accepted in MPTC academies. WTF? Too much silliness in some of these academies that don't necessarily make you a better cop. "Oh, I can RUN MILES, but I have no idea how to talk to a crazy person." In THIS day and age, you will be prosecuted for sneering at someone. I'd rather have a guy graduate and come on the job unable to run 2 miles, but be able to talk down a lunatic.

and I'm old and fat and don't run...EVER.
Your wrong about the campus cop. 2 Springfield college are graduating next week from Springfield pd academy.
 

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Your wrong about the campus cop. 2 Springfield college are graduating next week from Springfield pd academy.
That's how it should be. Did they attend as Springfield College or sponsored by someone else? I'm just going by what I've been hearing and if that information is wrong, GOOD.
 

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We had a kid graduate the one that's run through NECC and he had some of tufts guys in the class. I think it might depend on the academy like when the T would only take universities years back.
 

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Unless things have changed, non-Umass campus officers can only attend an MPTC academy if there are extra seats available and no municipal police officer wanted them (even part-time municipal). MPTC sponsored academies can do whatever they want as far as attendees. They could have all campus at the full-time academy of they wanted to. Umass and Environmental are now considered municipalities at MPTC academies by a statute change a few years ago. I went to the f/t academy in the mid 90s as a campus cop in an academy run by a city PD. There was a huge backlog of municipal cops who wanted seats at the time but I got in because my campus supported the academy with resources during good and bad times/years.
 
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