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Reserve Recruit Officer Training Program (RROTP)

Recruit Class in Training
Recruit Class in Forensics Training

Applicants selected as reserve recruit officers undergo a comprehensive training program, commensurate with career police officer training standards,  with the Metropolitan Police Department.  Reserve recruits undergo an approximately 6-month police academy conducted every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 - 10:30 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm weekly (with the first Saturday of each month off). 

Additionally recruits go through a 10 day firearms training and proficiency course which may be outside the Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday routine. This course is mandatory for all recruits. Training to become a Reserve Police Officer requires a significant time commitment when factoring both class and study time and can be considered similar to pursuing a part-time higher education degree!

During the training academy reserve recruit officers learn many subject materials to include the following topics:

  • Defensive tactics
  • Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).
  • Intelligence, counter-terrorism and gangs
  • Vehicle skills training course
  • Mental illness
  • Diversity training
  • Crime scene control and processing
  • Traffic regulation and traffic control
  • Criminal investigations
  • Laws of arrest, search and seizure
  • DC Criminal Code
  • Firearms training 


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