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Police Officers

Police Officers

Job Description

This job is located in Washington, DC.

Duty calls in the Nation’s Capital.

Join the Metropolitan Police Department.


Job Description

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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements at time of application:


  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have completed at least 60 hours of college credits or 3 years of active duty or reserve military duty or 5 years of prior police experience
  • Possess an honorable military dis­charge (if applicable)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

The starting salary is: $48,715. After 18 months of service, it increases to $53,300.

Police Officer candidates must suc­cessfully pass a written examination, a physical ability test, and a thorough background investigation that includes a medical examination, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and polygraph examination.

Benefits Include:


Family Health and Dental Packages

Overtime and Duty compensation Pay

Retirement Plan

Accrued Annual & Sick Leave

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Bilingual Pay

Applications can be submitted on-line through our web site

For civilian positions within MPDC call (202) 727-4261 or under “Civilian Employee."

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Government
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Industry Law Enforcement, Government - Civil Service, Security
Required Travel Not Specified
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