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Direct Benefits

Reserve police officers receive many benefits provided directly by the Metropolitan Police Department, including:

  • Academy training
  • All police equipment (including firearm for Level I members)
  • Annual police-related Professional Development Training (PDT)
  • Ballistic vest
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Annual service awards
  • Workers’ compensation insurance

Personal Satisfaction

In addition to the direct benefits provided, serving as a reserve police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department affords all members with great personal satisfaction.  Serving as a reserve police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department is the ultimate opportunity in community service. Not only will you gain significant experience, but you will help make the nation’s capital a safer place to work, live and visit every day.

Professional Advancement

Following graduation from the Level II Academy, field training and experience working in the field, all reserve officers may advance for Level I training. Reserve officers may also be eligible to advance into specialty positions, such as motor officers, field training officers and many other placements. In addition to placements the Reserve Corps Division follows the career supervisory rank structure and reserve members may be eligible for promotions advancing to the rank(s) of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Inspector and Commander.