The Milford Exploring Law Enforcement Post has participated in the Massachusetts Student Trooper Program for the last few years. The Student Trooper Program is open to male and female high school students 15-17 years of age and are in good scholastic standing. Applicants must be of good moral character and present a well-groomed appearance. Students are exposed to rigorous training and physical stress in this quasi-military type academy. The program is conducted at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree Massachusetts.

The Student Trooper program is sponsored by the American Legion Department of Massachusetts Inc. and the Massachusetts State Police.  The Student Trooper program is an intensive, one week, residential learning experience for young adults, ages 15 thru 17. The program is held at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree.

The Student Trooper program is not a summer camp and is not designed for troubled teenagers. The program is mentally and physically demanding. The Massachusetts State Police Academy uses a paramilitary approach to training, and discipline is strict. Vigorous physical training, including running and calisthenics, is required. Reveille is at 5:30AM and “lights out” is at 10:00PM. Candidates should be highly motivated and willing to work as a team to succeed in daily challenges.

Veteran Massachusetts State Police trainers will provide classroom and hands-on training in topics such as First Aid/CPR, Criminal Law, Officer Safety, Crime Scene Investigations, Safe Driving, Leadership, Internet Safety, Team Building, and Physical Fitness.  Student Troopers will also observe and participate in demonstrations by members of State Police specialty units such as tactical teams, the K-9 Unit, and the Air Wing.

Student Troopers who graduate from the program will be proud of their accomplishments. The lessons learned will serve them well for years to come.

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