Why choose the Merrimack College Police Academy?

In support of the program’s mission to provide education and training to the next generation of police leaders, and to provide municipal police departments with a highly trained, diverse group of officers, the MCPA offers a powerful combination of benefits:

One-year completion. 

In this full-time program, you will complete graduate coursework in the evenings with police academy training conducted during the day.

Career-focused master’s degree curriculum.

With our innovative curriculum, you’ll be prepared to take on 21st-century criminal justice issues related to law enforcement, crime analysis, technology, and justice advocacy and reform. 

Certified Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) instructors. 

Our team includes experienced, certified instructors who work to train you to manage the complexities of policing in the 21st century.

Sponsorship by the Merrimack College Police Department.

Sponsorship for candidacy into the MCPA is provided once you have been admitted. 

Rooted in social justice.

With a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, the Merrimack College Police Academy aims to modernize police education and training. We use evidence-based policy and practice to advance police reform and prepare officers to overcome the challenges faced by law enforcement in the 21st century.

Career preparation. 

Extensive career events and advising opportunities help you prepare for the police hiring process in Massachusetts. You’ll be well informed about law enforcement careers and learn about police officer jobs that match your interests.