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Recruit Officer Course (ROC) QCC Police Academy

QCC Police Academy - Recruit Officer Course - Extended Format

The Full-Time Pre-Employment Recruit Officer Course (ROC) in an Extended Format is an entry-level training program to become a certified police officer in Massachusetts (QCC does not guarantee employment opportunities or job offers). You do not need to be already employed as a police officer to attend the training program. See below for minimum requirements.

The next academy begins September, 2024. About the ROC schedule:

  • Approximately nine (9) months (September through May)
    • Monday – Thursday, 4:30-10:30 p.m.
    • Every other Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • (3) 40-hour weeks during the day (Monday – Friday) for off-site training
  • All applicants must attend an information session, use link on right to register

Times, dates, schedules and fees are subject to change at the discretion of Quinsigamond Community College

MPTC-authorized Full-time Police Academies

For Information or info packet, email policeacademy [at]

To request the Application Packet for class #4 with a start date of September 2024 please send an email with your name and address to the above e-mail address.. The completed application packet can be mailed to: QCC Police Academy ATTN: Executive Director Kevin Ritacco 670 West Boylston Street Box 149 Worcester, MA 01606. Once you mail the application we can start the next step of the police academy process, which is the Initial Medical Standards Medical Examination Form and the Physical Ability Test (PAT).

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.

Human Resource Division's (HRD) Medical Evaluation successfully complete the HRD administered PAT and ability to pass the Entry-Level Fitness Standard:

Minimum Requirements

  • Student Officers must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years old.
  • Have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Have a valid License to Carry Firearms prior to the firearms segment.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have not been convicted of; any felony, a misdemeanor with confinement to any jail/house of correction or any drug law violation under M.G.L. ch.94C.
  • Background check and CORI/SORI conducted prior to acceptance/beginning the academy.
  • Proof of adequate insurance or obtain QCC health insurance and have it remain in effect through the entire academy program.
  • Must successfully complete the Massachusetts Human Resource Division’s Physical Ability Test (PAT), medical examinations and HRD exam Pages 1&8 taken within six (6) months of the start of academy (scheduled at a later date, TBD).
  • Student Officer must be able to pass the Recruit Academy (ROC) Entry-Level Fitness Standards.
  • Student Officers must have all required uniforms and equipment outlined in the MPTC Student Officer Manual for the first day of the Academy (equipment list will be issued during orientation after acceptance).

Documentation for Application

Legible copies of the following documents are required with submission of this application:

Required Documents

  • Student Officer Information Form
  • MPTC-authorized Full-Time Police Academy Recruit Officer Course  Training Application (signed)
  • QCC Training Waiver / Release and Indemnification Agreement (signed)
  • CORI/SORI forms (signed) and Background Packet (signed)
  • QCC Police Academy Acknowledgement (signed)
  • Release of Information Application (signed)
  • QCC Photo Release (signed)
  • QCC PT Waiver/Physical Form (Completed prior to Entry-Level Fitness)
  • Copy of Valid Driver’s License
  • Copy of Valid License to Carry Firearms (LTC/FID), if applicable
  • Copy of High School Diploma/Equivalent
  • Credit History and Score for the past twelve (12) months for credit history report.
  • Proof of Current Valid Health/Medical Coverage or QCC Insurance    
  • Copy of College/University Degree or Transcripts, if applicable
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation on Character of Student Officer
  • A Typed Two (2) Page Personal Statement Indicating Goals in Pursuing a Career in Policing and Intentions for Attending the QCC Full-Time Pre-Employment Recruit Officer Course
  • Completed QCC Workforce Registration Form.       

The Application Process

The QCC Police Academy process is designed to identify candidates best suited for admission into the Full-Time Pre-Employment Recruit Officer Course (ROC) in an Extended Format. Quinsigamond Community College is an institution of higher learning and must adhere to the strict compliance of the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) mandates, regulations, rules and standards.

Required Online Documents and Forms

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Call: 508.751.7914 

Email: policeacademy [at]

Academy Topics

  • Community Policing Overview
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Criminal Law
  • Health and Wellness
  • First Responder/CPR
  • Constitutional Law
  • Integrity
  • Fair and Impartial Policing
  • Crisis Intervention & Conflict Resolution
  • Sexual harassment & Bias Crimes
  • Interviewing
  • Dealing with Persons with Autism
  • Eyewitness Identification
  • Traffic Incident Management System
  • Information technology (CJIS/CORI)
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Police Response to Mental Illness & Emotional Disturbances
  • Report Writing
  • Defensive tactics
  • Radar
  • Lidar
  • Traffic Control
  • Legal Updates Juvenile Justice System
  • Investigations
  • ICAT
  • ICS 100
  • NIMS 700
  • Domestic Violence, Victimization & Victim Rights
  • Crash Investigation & Reporting
  • Stress Awareness
  • Arrests & Processing Detainees
  • Below 100
  • Work Zone Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • EVOC
  • LQBTQ Community
  • Violent Extremism Awareness
  • Breath Test Familiarization
  • Standard Field Sobriety Tests
  • Applied Patrol Procedures
  • Drill & Ceremony
  • History of Policing
  • Resume
  • How to become a Police Officer
  • Career Day