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
REQUIREMENTS FOR OPEN POSITIONS
Requirement(s) Entry-Level Police Officer:
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 two (2) years on active duty and, if separated from the military, have received an honorable discharge;
If you qualify for Entry-Level Police Officer please complete interest card to begin the process here.
Requirement(s) Experienced Police Officer:
Have served three (3) 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. No college credits are required for this program.
If you qualify for Experienced Police Officer
please complete interest card to begin the process here
All applicants must take the entry level examination. To schedule the written exam in your hometown, click here
then click 'Find Jobs', then DC Metropolitan Police Department to schedule your exam.