Police Officer (Entry Level and Lateral) - $25k Hiring Bonus!

DC Metropolitan Police Department | Washington, DC

Posted Date 12/19/2023

Join the Metropolitan Police Department!

Click here to apply * $25k Hiring Bonus and $6k Housing Benefit Is Now Available! * You will partner with and learn from the best in policing at the Metropolitan Police Department. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is a premier police agency and among the 10 largest in the nation. From veteran police officers to new recruits to our civilian staff, we are a highly trained and disciplined team of law enforcement professionals who have earned the respect of the diverse communities we serve. You will partner with and learn from the best in policing at the Metropolitan Police Department.

MPD hires recruit classes monthly. Click here to begin the application process, or text "JOIN MPD" to
202-301-8802 to start your application today!

Starting salary of $66,419/year and Probationary salary (after 18 months) is $88,327


  • Reserve Police Officer – Volunteer
  • Entry Level Police Officer - Career
  • Lateral Police Officer - Career


  • Age: At least 21 years of age
  • Education: Listed below
  • Experience: Listed below

Minimum requirements at time of application:

  • Be a US citizen, by birth or naturalization, OR a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) at the time of application.

  • Must be 21 years old when appointed to officer.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license at the time of application.

  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation.

  • Successful completion of a polygraph exam.

  • Successful completion of a medical and psychological evaluation.

  • Possess at least 20/100 vision, correctable to 20/30 in both eyes.

  • Contacts are permitted if they have been worn for six (6) months prior to examination, or if vision correction surgery (i.e., Lasik) has occurred at least six (6) weeks prior to examination.

Completed one of the following:

  • Successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of college credit with coursework in any subject from an accredited college or university; OR

  • Served in the US military, including the Organized Reserves or National Guard, for at least two years on active duty and, if separated, have received an honorable discharge; OR

  • Served at least three years in a full-duty status with a full-service police department in a US state or municipality and have resigned or retired in good standing.

If you qualify for Entry-Level Police Officer please complete interest card to begin the process here.


Applicant Investigation Division

DC Metropolitan Police Department
441 4th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
phone: 202-645-0445
Salary66,419.00 Annual
Sworn US Law Enforcement
Highest Educational Degree Required
Associates Degree
Job Type
Entry Level | Lateral Transfer

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