Police Officer

Agency: Metropolitan Police Department

Location: Washington DC

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Requisition Number:           JO-1704-8475

Grade:             00

Salary Range:          $53,750.00 - $79,408.00

Promotion Potential:            Yes

Area of Consideration:        Open to the Public

Opening/Closing Date:       4/3/2017 - 5/18/2017


The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is the primary law enforcement agency for the District of Columbia. 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 foster a 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.

Job Summary 
It is the mission of the Metropolitan Police Department to safeguard the District of Columbia and protect its 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.

This position is identified as an Essential Employee, which includes but not limited to call-in, callback and unscheduled drafts.

To qualify for the position of Police Officer, you must:

  • Successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of college credit with coursework 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 two years on active duty and, if separated from the military, have received an honorable discharge; or

  • Have served at least three 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.


Licensures, Certifications and other requirements



Must have one of the following:

Work Experience 


Work Environment 
The work environment regularly involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress which require a range of safety and other precautions. 

A criminal background including criminal history and credit check are required for positions within the Metropolitan Police Department. 

Police officer applications are accepted directly through http://joinmpd.dc.gov

Submitting an application on this site is NOT required; however, if you do, your name will be forwarded to Recruiting for consideration.


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