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Full-Time Recruit Officer Course

Course number : NCCJ010    Section Number : 3
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Successful completion of the recruit officer course (ROC) curriculum is required under M.G.L. Chapter 41 §96B to be a sworn municipal, University of Massachusetts, or environmental police officer in the Commonwealth. The ROC is organized into three (I-III) volumes with multiple subtopics. The ROC takes 20 weeks to complete and covers 21st century policing best practices with specific emphasis on the following core principles: problem solving procedural justice ethical decision making fair and impartial policing

Physical Requirements:
All student officers must know what to expect ahead of time and must prepare well in advance of the first day of the academy. The most significant factors in this preparation are: weight control, aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Download the MPTC Health and Wellness Fitness Preparation Guide to assist with preparing to attend the police academy.

Minimum Requirements:
Student officers must (1) be a minimum of 21 years old; (2) be employed or sponsored by a municipal, Environmental, or University of Massachusetts police department or other law enforcement department authorized by the Committee; and (3) successfully complete the Massachusetts Human Resource Division's Physical Ability Test (PAT) and medical examinations.

Class Details

105 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon, Wed, Thu

QCC Main Campus

Thomas Driggs 



Please read:  Individuals wishing to enroll in this class should contact Tom Driggs at 508-751-7914 for information and application requirements.

Class Fee 


Registration Closes On
Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 09/05/2022, 10/10/2022, 11/24/2022, 12/26/2022, 12/28/2022, 12/29/2022, 01/16/2023, 02/20/2023, 04/17/2023)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/22/2022 - 5/11/2023 Weekly - Mon, Wed, Thu 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM Worcester, QCC Main Campus  Map, Room: 370A Thomas Driggs