Members of the Malden Police Department recently concluded eight days of interactive, scenario-based training in collaboration with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO), Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and Chief Kevin Molis announced today.
The training was completed December 10-21 in Malden on the MSO’s Mobile Training Center (MTC). Ninety-nine members of the Malden Police Department participated in the training, with some officers working their way through twice.
“The scenarios officers go through on the MTC reflect the types of calls they respond to on a daily basis. They can include car stops, domestic disturbances and public disturbances, among other situations,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “The interactive capability allows officers to work on their critical communications skills, as well as their firearms capabilities, while providing instructors from each department the opportunity to provide valuable feedback to each individual officer.”
“There are many partners who assist our police department in our public safety mission,” said Chief Molis. “Sheriff Koutoujian and his great agency have always been a great resource. This training is an example of this. The reality-based training that was provided greatly enhances our professional capabilities and was very well received by all who participated. We are very grateful to the Sheriff and his training personnel for providing us with this great training.”
In 2017, nearly 20 departments participated in interactive, scenario-based training on the MTC, which was purchased by the MSO in 2010 with the assistance of a federal grant.
“The MTC is a unique and critical resource,” said Sheriff Koutoujian, “and we’re glad to be able to support Malden PD and all our law enforcement partners throughout Middlesex County by making it available to them to assist with training.”