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Become a Civilian Employee

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Each day almost 500 civilian employees serve the Metropolitan Police Department in a broad variety of engaging administrative, technical and operational positions. Every member plays an integral and important role in day-to-day operations of the Department.  MPD actively recruits and seeks qualified applicants to serve in civilian capacities.

Some examples of civilian employment opportunities with the Department are:

  • Administrative support staff
  • Cellblock processing technicians
  • Compliance monitors
  • Community outreach specialists
  • Crime scene technicians
  • Forensic scientists
  • Intelligence analysts
  • IT project managers
  • IT software developers
  • Management analysts
  • Policy writers
  • Victims specialists
  • And many more…

Civilian employees enjoy a wide range of benefits offered by the District of Columbia Government. Some benefits include:

  • Annual leave and sick leave
  • Commuter benefits program
  • Dental and optical coverage
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health 
  • Long-term disability insurance program
  • Paid holidays
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plan

Current vacancies include the following positions:

For details on these positions and a full listing of current civilian opportunities, please visit the DCHR Employment Opportunities website. Additionally individuals may contact the the MPD's Human Resources Division at (202) 727-4261 to discuss opportunities available within the Department.