Welcome to the class website for the 55th Recruit Training Troop of the Massachusetts State Police Academy. Our class was unique in so many ways it is difficult to recall all of them. We know we were the first class to complete training in a brand new training facilitiy. We were the first class to graduate that had not lived in the barracks. We were a class that was loaded with Viet Nam veterans and a bunch of college graduates. That made us unique in so many new and different ways. Our sixteen weeks at the Academy in Framingham brought us together in an unforgettable way that for most of us would be the start of an incredible journey.
This site is designed to identify, locate and update the sixty three members of our class that graduated on September 18, 1971 to become Massachusetts State Police Officers. It is our hope to collect the histories of our classmates, populate the picture gallery with career photographs and use this site to organize our 50th class reunion.
If you are a member of the 55th RTT, we hope you will enjoy the site and that you will join us by updating your information on this site. We also hope you will improve the site by contributing photo's and other information related to our class.
This is a closed site with no access to individuals that are not logged in; therefore, only classmates can log onto the site. And your personal information remains confidential in the database. Once you have created a login, you can see the site, you can share information, create your own picture gallery, e-mail the class and communicate with others that are in this class.
Communications through the site are possible through the e-mail tool but the destination e-mail address is not revealed to the sender. We hope it will be a useful tool for those that are looking to re-connect with members of the class.
This site also allows us to survey the class, organize a reunion or get together, post related info and post the picture after the activity.
If you check the box to limit profile visibility the only person that has access to any of the internal information on this site is the Site Administrator Arthur Bourque and I will not release any of it. If I receive a request for information from someone outside the class, I will notify that classmate and provide them with the necessary information to communicate with the party requesting the information but I will not disclose any personal information from this site to anyone inside the class or outside the class.
This site will be as good or as bad as you want it to be. I have provided a bunch of information, pictures and a tool to help us communicate; now it is up to you. Create your own gallery, add to existing galleries. If you don't know how to do that, send me the photo or the information and I will get it on the site for you. If you have suggestions on how to make this site better, send them to me and if we can make it work, we will do that. By today's standards we had a small class but the members of our class achieved a lot in their careers. Let's use this site to share that information.
If you have not logged in already, please go to classmate profiles, find your name, click on it and complete your profile. When you are done, you are on the site and can participate with us. We look forward to having you with us.