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53 new police officers from 24 agencies graduate including Fall River, Taunton, Plymouth, Brockton, Barnstable



Photo courtesy of Municipal Police Training Committee

Plymouth — The Municipal Police Training Committee Executive Director Robert Ferullo and Plymouth Academy Director Eileen Goodick announced the graduation of 53 police officers from the MPTC Plymouth Police Academy’s 74th Recruit Officer Class. The graduates successfully completed over 20 weeks of intensive, standardized training in all aspects of law enforcement and will now serve as full-time officers representing 24 police agencies across Massachusetts.

“The latest MPTC graduating class represents our investment in the future generation of public safety leaders who are well-prepared to protect and serve their communities and advance public safety across the Commonwealth,” said MPTC Executive Director Robert Ferullo (Ret. Police Chief). “I commend their commitment to meeting our statewide professional training standards, which has prepared these officers to provide communities with exceptional policing services by putting into practice the advanced skills, values, and principles engrained throughout their training.”

In a graduation ceremony at the Plymouth Memorial Hall on Friday, members of the 74th ROC took an oath and received their badges for service. The new officers represented several police departments and agencies, including Acushnet, Attleboro, Barnstable, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Chatham, Duxbury, Fall River, Milton, Nantucket, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plymouth, Provincetown, Sandwich, Scituate, Swansea, Taunton, Truro, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Wellfleet, Westport and Weymouth. They are the first officers to graduate from MPTC-operated academies in training year 2023-2024.

As part of the MPTC’s commitment to academic excellence and world-class police training, the Recruit Officer Course (ROC) provides over 800 hours of course curriculum designed to prepare student officers for the safe and effective performance of their duties. In keeping with mandates established by the landmark 2020 police reform law, the MPTC curriculum includes de-escalation training based on new use-of-force policies and regulations. Student officers also receive uniform training based on best practices related to essential modern-day policing needs, including effective communication skills, victim-centered and trauma-informed incident response, missing persons and human trafficking investigations, mental health-related emergency response, active shooter and hostile event response, patrol duties, and officer safety and wellness.

Upon successful completion of the Academy, student officers have met all training requirements to be eligible for Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission certification.

Some of the new officers include:

Officer Sean Munzing – Westport
Patrolman David Gadry – Swansea
Officer Tyler Legare – Wellfleet
Officer Marissa Mancini – Sandwich
Officer Erin Donaghey – Sandwich
Officer Wankowicz – Provincetown
Officer Noah Regalado – Plymouth
Officer Josh Aylward – Plymouth
Officer Thomas Malloy – Plymouth
Officer Jacob Usher – Plymouth
Officer Kevin Markie – North Attleboro
Officer Melissa Cochrane – Norfolk
Officer Michelle McDonnell – Duxbury
Officer John Taglieri – Duxbury
Officer James Hamilton – Chatham
Officer Clint Collier – Chatham
Officer Christopher Sobral – Attleboro
Officer Emely Grullon – Attleboro
Officer Leah Rego – Acushnet
Officer Ryan Rego – Acushnet
Officer Joshua Freitas – Acushnet

1 Comment

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  1. BackTheBlue

    July 8, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Good luck to all!

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