Municipal Police Institute, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing cutting edge training for Law Enforcement officers in Massachusetts. Using best of class subject matter experts and drawing upon a wealth of knowledge from organizations such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, MPI is uniquely positioned to deliver MPTC approved self-paced online training that meets the needs of law enforcement professionals in Massachusetts with a decidedly local focus. Annual In-Service training is offered via subscription through our state-of-the-art learning management system.

“The Source for Law Enforcement Training.” At MPI we make it easy and cost-efficient to satisfy your training needs. In-Service, E-911, Accreditation, Supervisory Training, and much more at your fingertips. In the Classroom or available from any computer or mobile device 24/7! Wherever and whenever you’re available.


Meet the Team

Chief Peter F. Roddy (Ret)

Executive Director

Chief Roddy has more than 33 years in law enforcement, including 23 years as Chief of the Leominster Police Department. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and served 16 years on their Executive Board. He currently serves on the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Board of Directors and the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Foundation Board of Directors. He is a former member of the Massachusetts Police Training Committee having been appointed by Governor Romney. He holds an M.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.S. in Computer Science.


David O’Laughlin

Director of Training & Use of Force Consultant


David has more than 30 years of experience in Police Training in Massachusetts and has recently retired from the Brookline Police Department. As President of the Massachusetts Police Training Officers Association, David was appointed to serve on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council by Governor Weld and ater appointed to the Committee for Law Enforcement Training and Education by Governor Romney.  As Director of Training for MPI, David oversees the development and implementation of all training programs and other interests produced by MPI. David is a certified expert in the Use of Force and is a recognized consultant in that discipline.


Dawn Thompson

Administrative Coordinator


With more than 17 years of experience at MPI, Dawn coordinates the day to day operation of the Institute. She is responsible for all matters of finance, record keeping, corporate administration and more. Dawn coordinates markets and executes our specialized training seminars to keep you on the cutting edge of law enforcement training. Dawn also manages all MPI publications including desktop publishing and sales.


Erik Abasciano

Multimedia Specialist/LMS Administrator


Erik enjoys being hands-on with the various stages of media productions including field producing, digital cinematography, editing, sound design, and motion graphics. Erik offers a unique bridge from overall aesthetic design to technical development.


Michael O’Boyle

Media Producer/Graphic Design


“He brings our training programs to life.” With several years of experience in the E-Learning Industry, Michael’s enthusiasm and creativity is a welcomed asset to our production team. Much of the imagery, still photography and sound enhancement is his handy work. Michael enjoys graphic design, animation and audio-video production.