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Maurice T. Turner Jr., Metropolitan Police Academy

The Metropolitan Police Academy provides training services to the members of the Department primarily and to members of outside agencies, so they can become more capable, knowledgeable, and professional employees serving their organizations and the District. Beginning in 1999, the Academy began delivering mandatory annual professional development training for sworn members of the police department.

MPA consists of five branches:

  • Academic Services Branch
  • Continuing Education Branch
  • Specialized Training Branch
  • Firearms Branch
  • Media Productions Branch

Services provided to department include:

  • Initial/recruit training
  • Professional development courses
  • Specialized career development courses and certification
  • Academic counseling

Services provided to other police jurisdictions and public agencies include:

  • Inter-agency training courses
  • Law enforcement certifications

Maurice T. Turner, Jr. Metropolitan Police Academy Directory

Contact Telephone
Cmdr. Keith L. Williams, Director 645-6669
Lt. Derek Gray, Operations Support Branch 645-6669
Specialized Training Branch 645-0143
Eric Waldt, Continuing Education Branch 645-0078/88
Academic Services Branch 645-0143
Mr. Richard Hardy, Supervisor, Media Productions Branch 645-0083
Mr. Fitz Evans, Training Development Specialist 645-0151

Contact Information

4665 Blue Plains Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 645-6669
Fax: (202) 645-0057
Hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm