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Become a Police Officer

Chief Lanier
New applicants should click on the image above to submit an Interest Card to initiate the process to join the MPD.

If you applied to become a police officer before December 1, 2015, you will continue to access your information via the Online Application Portal.

The mission of the Metropolitan Police Department is to safeguard the District of Columbia and protect 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. 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 develop a new 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. Upon application you will be invited to a new candidate orientation to learn more. Visit our website at to read more and apply today. MPD is composed of approximately 3900 sworn officers and 600 civilian employees.

To find out more about MPD police officer careers, call our Recruiting Division toll-free at (800) 994-MPDC (6732); or, in the Washington area, at (202) 645-0445. You may also visit the Recruitment Outreach Unit located at 101 M Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.

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