Lt. Governor Polito and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Reidy, announce the Largest Municipal Police Training Center in Central Mass

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Media Advisory
1/18/22
Lt. Governor Polito and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Reidy, announce the Largest Municipal Police Training Center in Central Mass

WHAT:

The Lt. Governor and the Secretary of Public Safety and Security, will officially announce the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Center at the Southbridge Innovation Center, Southbridge, MA. The Training Center will be the flagship training center, the largest Municipal Police Training Center in Central Mass. It will be located at the Southbridge Innovation Center, a sprawling complex that once served as the manufacturing flagship for the American Optical Company. The Innovation Center sits on over 150 acres, with 14 buildings and 1.2 million square feet. A unique property in the heart of the Northeast, the Southbridge Innovation Center commands a strategic location easily reached by auto and air, with over half of New England’s largest companies within a 60-mile radius and twelve universities and colleges within 25 miles. Property features include multiple building types offering a variety of configurations and uses, direct on-site access to fiber conductivity, and an on-site cogeneration power plant (the park is powered by a state-of-the-art Cogeneration Plant (combined Heat and Power/CHP), Hydro Electricity, providing all of the utilities for the complex.

The Municipal Police Training Center will utilize the conference center space on the 2nd floor which features 36,000 square feet of classroom space that can accommodate up to 1,500 people in 14 classrooms, 20 break rooms and a full library. The state-of-art facility also offers amenities including food service, lodging and a health club to support the MPTC’s training program.

WHO:
Lt. Governor, Karyn Polito
Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Terrence Reidy
Chief Robert Ferullo, Executive Director, Municipal Police Training Committee
President & CEO, Worcester Business Development Corporation, Craig Blais
Southbridge Town Manager, Michael McCall
Owner, Southbridge Innovation Center and President, Franklin Realty Advisors LLC, Charles “Chip” Norton

WHEN:
Thursday, January 20, 2022
2:30pm-3:30pm
Press Conference and Tour followed by Refreshments

WHERE:
Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA

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