The Training Unit shall have the responsibilities for implementing those training programs developed within the department and for career counseling, to give personnel direction and guidance to enhance their skills and abilities, to better prepare them for accepting positions of greater responsibility.
The goal of the North Reading Police Training Division is to set and enforce training standards to identify and meet the training needs and facilitate the delivery of up-to-date, state of the art training.
In order to ensure that our officers are up to date with the latest changes in criminal and procedural law, North Reading Police Officers are required to attend annual in-service training. M.G.L. chapter 41, Section 96B, requires every full-time municipal police officer to attend a prescribed course of study approved by the Municipal Police Training Committee. All personnel receive training updates on motor vehicle law, criminal law, domestic violence, CPR, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training, First Responder (First Aid), sexual harassment training, community policing, Use of Force and other courses as necessary.
One of the best ways to retain staff is to provide career development tools to help them succeed. The North Reading Police Department is committed to providing our officers with the necessary training to provide the highest quality of professional policing to the community.
Lieutenant Mark Zimmerman - Officer in Charge
Officer James Carcia