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Join the Metropolitan 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. Visit our website at dcpolicejobs.dc.gov to read more and apply today.
Police Officers will perform the vital public services of preserving the peace, protecting life and property, preventing crime, apprehending criminals, and enforcing the laws and ordinances of the District of Columbia and the United States. No previous law enforcement experience is required to be considered for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements at the time of application.
The starting salary is: $48,715. After 18 months of service, it increases to $53,300.
Family Health and Dental Packages
Overtime and Duty compensation Pay
Accrued Annual & Sick Leave
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Minimum Requirements at time of application:
Be at least 21 years of age
Be a citizen of the United States
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:
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
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
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.