Groveland Police Department
Jeffrey Gillen, Chief
Public Safety Building
181 Main St
Groveland, MA 01834

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Groveland Police Department to Hold Basic Firearms Safety Course

GROVELAND — Chief Jeffrey Gillen reports that the Groveland Police Department will hold two basic firearms safety courses for those looking to obtain their License to Carry or Firearms Identification Card.


Jan. 31 from 6-10 p.m.

Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Both trainings will take place in the public safety building in the fire meeting room, 181 Main St.


The Groveland Police Department is proud to be the only agency in eastern Massachusetts to offer a basic firearms safety course, which is open to any member of the public who is looking to obtain an LTC or FID card.

The four to five hour class will cover topics including:

  • Basic Firearms Safety
  • Basic Firearms Knowledge and Operation
  • Ammunition
  • Range and Home Safety
  • Child Safety
  • Massachusetts and Federal Laws
  • License Classes
  • Transportation and Storage
  • Buying, Selling and Transferring Firearms

Groveland Police Officer Edwin Fournier leads the course. He is certified through the Municipal Police Training Council as a law enforcement firearms instructor and is certified by the Massachusetts State Police to lead the firearms course for members of the public. Officer Fournier has been teaching the Groveland firearms course for the last five years and has been a certified instructor for the last 15.

At the end of the class, under the supervision of Officer Fournier, attendees will demonstrate their ability to load and unload a firearm using dummy ammunition. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion from the Massachusetts State Police, which is required to apply for an LTC or FID card.

“As Police Chief, I support the public’s right to bear arms,” Chief Gillen said. “Officer Fournier does a fantastic job leading this course and it’s a great way for us to interact and get to know community members. We encourage all who are interested, whether you’re from Groveland or a surrounding city or town, to sign up.”

The cost of the course is $100 and should be paid by check or money order to the Town of Groveland. Interested participants can sign up online here, or by filling out the form at the Groveland Police Station.

For further information, contact Officer Fournier at 978-521-1212 or by email at

*Groveland residents: It is NOT mandatory to take the Groveland Police Department’s sponsored class to obtain an LTC or FID card through the Groveland Police Department. The department must honor any certificate from a state approved class.


Groveland Police Department to Hold Basic Firearms Safety Course

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