We are dedicated to shaping exceptional law enforcement professionals through a wide range of
specialized training programs. The Training Division is committed to equipping officers with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their roles and ensure the safety of our community. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of continuous learning and excellence. Our officers graduate from our programs equipped with the skills, knowledge, and mindset to serve and protect our community with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

Below are just some of the specialized classes that Tewksbury Officers receive:

Certified and Experienced Instructors

Our instructors are proudly certified by the Massachusetts Police Training Council (MPTC), ensuring that our training programs adhere to the highest state standards.

In addition to state certification, our instructors hold national certifications in their respective areas of expertise, reflecting our commitment to excellence and innovation.

Active Shooter Training with ALICE, CRASE, and ALERRT

Our active shooter training integrates advanced strategies such as ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events), and ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training).

Officers undergo rigorous ALERRT training, which emphasizes rapid and effective response tactics to neutralize threats and minimize casualties.

ALICE and CRASE principles further enhance officers’ ability to make informed decisions and guide civilians during active shooter events, fostering a proactive and community-oriented approach to safety.

Firearms Training with Less Lethal and “Lasershot” Judgement Simulator

Our comprehensive firearms training program encompasses both lethal and less lethal options.

Officers are trained in the use of less lethal tools, promoting a balanced approach to force application while maintaining safety.

The Lasershot Judgement Simulator enhances decision-making skills by presenting realistic scenarios that require split-second judgment and response.

CPR and First Responder Training

We prioritize life-saving skills through comprehensive CPR and first responder training. Officers are trained to provide crucial medical assistance in emergency situations, contributing to the well-being of individuals in need.

Use of Force Training, Defensive Tactics, Taser, and De-Escalation

Our training includes comprehensive instruction on the principles of the use of force, emphasizing de-escalation and proportionality.

Officers learn a range of defensive tactics and techniques to safely manage physical confrontations while minimizing injury to all parties involved.

Taser training ensures officers are skilled in the proper deployment of less-lethal force options, enhancing their ability to control situations effectively.

De-escalation techniques are emphasized throughout our training, enabling officers to defuse tense situations and prioritize peaceful resolutions.

Stop the Bleed Training

Our ‘Stop the Bleed’ program empowers officers to take immediate action in controlling bleeding and saving lives during critical incidents.

Practical techniques and tools are taught to effectively manage traumatic injuries until medical professionals arrive.

The following are additional training courses that our officers have received:

ICAT De-escalation Training

During De-escalation Training, Officers will be introduced to strategies that will give them the tactical advantage while dealing with a subject, but especially a subject in crisis. Based on the principles of ICAT (Integrating Communication Assessment and Tactics), they will be shown how to apply police intervention in a process that attempts to slow the interaction down. Police encounters, at times, can be volatile. De-escalation focuses on the time, distance, and conversation the officers need to have with the subject to gain the tactical advantage to bring this encounter to a conclusion that is safe for the subject, the public, and the officer.

Implicit Bias Training

  • Define Implicit Bias / Define Explicit Bias
  • Discuss the Science involved with Implicit Bias.
  • Discuss “mental shortcuts” utilized by the brain.
  • Learn Techniques to help decrease bias.
  • Discuss the possible impacts bias has on policing.
  • Discuss “real life” scenarios where officers must navigate their way through the pitfalls that are related to bias.  
  • Discuss how the Fourth Amendment is related to Implicit Bias.
  • Discuss how the President 6 Pillars on 21st Century Policing fit in with Implicit Bias.

Procedural Justice Training

  • Increase officer and community safety.
  • Understand the power dynamic of police encounters.
  • Understand the human components of procedural justice.
  • Community perceptions of police tactics, use of force
  • Recognize the impact of technology.
  • Discuss the term “Police Legitimacy.”
  • Discuss the impact of officer wellness. 
  • Understand the term and responsibility of “Duty to Intervene.”