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Job Summary

Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department
Washington, DC 20001
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
Less than 1 Year
Education Level
Associate Degree
Career Level
Entry Level
$52,184.00+ /year
Job Reference Code

Entry Level Police Officer

About the Job

The mission of the Metropolitan Police Department is to safeguard the District of Columbia and protect residents and visitors by providing the highest quality of police service with integrity, compassion, and a commitment to innovation that integrates people, technology and progressive business systems.  Discover an organization with a renewed feeling of pride and sense of purpose. We’re building a crime-fighting partnership between the police and the community as we develop a new sense of promise and potential within our police department. 

Help us write a brand new chapter in the history of policing…right here in our Nation’s Capital.  We are seeking qualified candidates to serve as police officers.  Upon application you will be invited to a new candidate orientation to learn more. 

MPD is a force composed of approximately 3900 sworn officers and 600 civilian employees. To qualify for the position of Police Officer, you must:

·Be a US citizen at the time of application

·Be 21 years of age

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

·Pass a written test

· Pass a physical ability test

·Submit to a polygraph examination

·Pass a medical examination, including a drug-screening test

·Pass a psychological examination

·Possess a high moral character for carrying out law enforcement duties

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

·Have one of the following:

o       Successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of college credit — essentially the equivalent of two years of higher education with course work in any subject matter. Credits from any accredited college or university will be accepted; or

o       Served in the Armed Forces of the United States, including the Organized Reserves and National Guard, for at least three years on active duty and, if separated from the military, have received an honorable discharge; or

o     Have served at least five years in a full-duty status with a full-service police department in a municipality or a state within the United States, and have resigned or retired in good standing.


 ·  The current starting salary of

Police Officer - $53,750.00 annual (starting first day in the Academy)
Police Cadet - $30,893 annual
Intern – Volunteer
Reserve Officer - Volunteer

In order to apply Everyone must submit an interest card - http://bit.ly/1MRQYx8  


To participate in the Police Officer Entry Level test, go to nationaltestingnetwork.com.  From there you will be able to choose a testing center and testing date that is most convenient for you.  Please follow the following steps:

                                          I.    Go to http://nationaltestingnetwork.com

                                        II.    Click on “Find Jobs” on the top menu

                                       III.    Click on “Law Enforcement Jobs”

                                      IV.    Scroll down and select the position under “Washington, D.C.”, entitled “DC Metropolitan Police Department”

                                       V.    Click “Continue”

                                      VI.    Choose “That is All I Want”

                                     VII.    Follow the remaining steps to review the qualification questions and select a testing site, date and time that is convenient for you.  


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