Baker Signs New Police Training Bill

                Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed into Law House Bill 45-16 which allows the Municipal Police Training Committee to conduct additional recruitment and training that will give local police the critical tools needed to ensure the safety of residents and communities. The M.P.T.C is responsible for training and setting standards for local police, Umass Police, and State Environmental Police.
                The new law allows for up to 10 million in annual revenue for police training funded by a two dollar, one-time surcharge on rental cars in the Commonwealth and revenue from the Marijuana Regulation Fund along with grants, gifts and donations to be used for the fund itself.
                The Massachusetts Police Training Commission can expand first aid and first line supervision training along with field training and training for SRO's and sexual assault investigator training.