Nothing has really changed in the last 25 years right up until now. It used to be that part-time municipal officers could bump a full-time UMASS or EPO or any campus from a spot in a full-time MPTC academy because MPTC academies had to offer first choice to all "municipal" officers first. UMASS and EPO's got added a few years ago to the MPTC's mandate so they have as much right to attend a full-time MPTC academy as any other municipal department. This has never been the case for all other campus police department's. They can only attend a state run or directly state funded MPTC academy if there are extra unfilled spots. An MPTC "CERTIFIED" academy that is not affiliated with the state, and does not receive state funding, can open its doors to any PD on a whim. My understanding is that you really don't see non-MPTC run academy classes funded by the MPTC anymore but they were once very common. I went to a City PD academy as a campus cop that was funded by the MPTC. I was told it works like this: Gotham City PD calls the MPTC and wants to run an academy with the 25 Gotham City recruits and has room to train 55 officers. MPTC agrees to fund the class at the Gotham City PD academy but since they are using MPTC funding, they must accept the extra 30 officers the MPTC will direct towards them. These officers will be municipal/UMASS/EPO full-time first and then other PDs if extra spots are available. If your full-time certified academy is non-MPTC funded, you could offer it to only part-time private campus PD officers if you wanted to. Some may recall that MPTC funding was used to fund a National Guard municipal full-time academy a few years ago. I heard some municipal chiefs went bananas because that went against the rules as everyone understands them to be.