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Police Officer

DC Metropolitan Police Department Chicago Full-Time
$60,199.00/ year
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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 for entry level positions. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements.

Police Officers


Minimum Requirements at time of application:

  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.


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.
  • 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 URL blocked - click to apply .


Requirement(s) Experienced Police Officer at the time of application:

  • 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 URL blocked - click to apply.


The starting salary is:

Entry Police Officer/Experienced Police Officer - $60,199 annual (starting first day in the Academy)

Police Cadet - $34,432.00 annual (ages 17-25) DC Residents / Graduate from DC Public/Charter Schools only
Intern - Volunteer (no pay)
Reserve Officer - Volunteer (no pay

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:

  • 25 year Retirement - 62.5% of highest three years’ salary, upwards to 80% for additional years of service.
  • Family Health and Dental Packages.
  • Paid Family Leave.
  • Overtime and Duty compensation Pay.
  • Retirement Plan.
  • Accrued Annual & Sick Leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program.
  • Bilingual Pay.


To participate in the entrance exam, follow the instructions below. From there you will be able to choose a testing center new you’r home and testing date that is most convenient for you. 

Go to URL blocked - click to apply
Click on “Find Jobs" on the top menu
Click on “Law Enforcement Jobs"
Scroll down and select the position under “Washington, D.C.", entitled “DC Metropolitan Police Department"
Click “Continue"
Choose “That is All I Want"
Follow the remaining steps to review the qualification questions and select a testing site, date and time that is convenient for you. 

For MPD civilian opportunities go to URL blocked - click to apply click DC Employment Opportunities under related content and search “Agency” - Metropolitan Police Department.

The Metropolitan Police Department is an equal opportunity employer

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