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Maurice T. Turner Jr., Metropolitan Police Academy

The Metropolitan Police Academy (MPA) provides state of the art training to members of the Department and outside agencies to ensure members have the knowledge and skills to effectively protect the life, liberty, and property of the people they serve. MPA establishes high standards and exceptional training using innovative strategies and evaluation-driven continuous quality improvement. MPA engages in partnerships with leading experts and researchers to ensure training content is always relevant, up to date, and evidence-based.

MPA comprises the following divisions:

  • Recruit Training
  • Continuing Education
  • Specialized Training
  • Cadet Corps

Maurice T. Turner, Jr. Metropolitan Police Academy Directory

  • Commander David Hong, Director
  • Captain Christopher Dorsey, Deputy Director
  • Dr. Paula Gormley, Director of Continuing Studies
  • Lieutenant Anthony Turner, specialized training
  • Lieutenant Patrick Brescia, Director of Recruit Training
  • Captain Jonathan Branch, Cadet Corps Director
  • Lieutenant Sharde Harris, Cadet Corps Deputy Director

Contact Information

4665 Blue Plains Drive SW
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 645-6669
Fax: (202) 645-0057