The EOPSS Office of Grants and Research is pleased to make available up to $1 million in reimbursement funding to offset the cost of police officers who complete the Municipal Police Training Committee’s Bridge Academy Training Program. All municipal police departments are eligible to apply for this funding. However, officers must complete the four required trainings outlined below so that they can be eligible. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is recommended municipalities apply as soon as possible.
Bridge Academy Training Municipal Reimbursement Program
Deadline: August 1, 2023
Municipal police departments are eligible for reimbursement funding to offset the cost of officers’ completion of the Municipal Police Training Committee’s Bridge Academy Training Program. A total of $1 million has been made available for this reimbursement program.
All municipal police departments in Massachusetts are eligible to receive reimbursement of $3,000 per officer who completes all four required trainings (40 hours of Firearms Training, 40 hours of Defensive Tactics Training, 40 hours of Emergency Vehicle Operator Training and 80 hours of online curriculum and testing). Training must be completed between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.
Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended that reimbursement requests be submitted as soon as possible. Requests must be submitted by August 1, 2023 to receive funding.
Additional information and materials for submission are available here.
Don't let your department miss out on this funding – submit your reimbursement requests today!