Entry-Level Police and Reserve Officer Positions Available

DC Metropolitan Police Department - Washington, District of Columbia

Oct 23, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Nov 30, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$60,199 annual

Job Description

Join the Metropolitan Police Department!

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is a premier police agency and among the 10 largest in the nation. From veteran police officers to new recruits to our civilian staff, we are a highly trained and disciplined team of law enforcement professionals who have earned the respect of the diverse communities we serve. You will partner with and learn from the best in policing at the Metropolitan Police Department.

New recruit residential housing available. Click here to begin the application process, or text "JOIN MPD" to
202-301-8802 to start your application today!

Additional Information

  • Reserve Police Officer – Volunteer
  • Entry Level Police Officer - Career

Job Requirements

  • Age: At least 21 years of age
  • Education: Listed below
  • Experience: Listed below

Minimum requirements at time of application:

  • Be a US citizen, by birth or naturalization, at the time of application.

  • Must be 21 years old when appointed to officer.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license at the time of application.

  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation.

  • Successful completion of a polygraph exam.

  • Successful completion of a medical and psychological evaluation.

  • Possess at least 20/100 vision, correctable to 20/30 in both eyes.

  • Contacts are permitted if they have been worn for six (6) months prior to examination, or if vision correction surgery (i.e., Lasik) has occurred at least six (6) weeks prior to examination.


Requirement(s) Entry-Level Police Officer and Reserve Police Officer:

Completed one of the following:

  • Successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of college credit with coursework in any subject from an accredited college or university; OR

  • Served in the US military, including the Organized Reserves or National Guard, for at least two years on active duty and, if separated, have received an honorable discharge; OR

  • Served at least three years in a full-duty status with a full-service police department in a US state or municipality and have resigned or retired in good standing.

If you qualify for Entry-Level Police Officer please complete interest card to begin the process here.

Contact Information

Recruiting Division

DC Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
phone: 202-645-0445

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