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MPD Cadet ProgramJoin the Police Cadet Training Program and be a part of history by serving in the nation’s capital.

Get real experience in a solid, respected profession. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!.


The Police Cadet Training Program is designed to prepare candidates for entrance into the Metropolitan Police Officer Recruit Program.

Operating through a cooperative education model, the Metropolitan Police Department seeks to inspire District of Columbia residents between the ages of 17 and 24 who are attending or have graduated from, a District of Columbia high school, or who have received their GED from the District of Columbia. Candidates will play a positive role in improving their neighborhoods. The underlying focus of cadet training is on self-discipline and instilling core values, such as service to the community.

Cadets earn up to sixty (60) college credits at the University of the District of Columbia Community College to satisfy the Metropolitan Police Department's police recruit entrance requirement. The program also helps cadets develop the leadership and analytical thinking skills required to meet the challenges of their complex roles as problem-solvers, service providers, and professionals in the criminal justice system of the 21st century.

The Police Cadet Training Program ensures that a steady stream of District of Columbia youth are actively recruited to join the Metropolitan Police Department as future police officers.

Have any further questions/comments? Email [email protected] or call (202) 645-0445.


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