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Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC Overview

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One of the 10 largest local police agencies in the United States, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is the primary law enforcement agency for the District of Columbia. Founded in 1861, MPD has a sworn authorized strength of 4,000 members and approximately 600 civilian ... Read more

Mission: MPD's mission is to safeguard the District of Columbia and protect its residents and visitors with the highest regard for the sanctity of human life. We strive at all times to accomplish our mission with a focus on service, integrity and fairness by upholding ... Read more

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Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC – Why Work For Us?


Exciting news! MPD recently received new salaries and uniforms. Starting on February 1, 2019, the starting salary for entry-level officers will increase to $58,163 and after the 18-month probationary, it will jump to $63,636. Interested in joining our team? Apply today at JoinMPD.dc.gov.

Ø  NEW STARTING SALARY: $58,163.00

Ø  NEW 18 MONTH SALARY: $63,636.00


About MPD

MPD has a wide variety of sworn and civilian career paths and seeks to ensure that every resident, in every neighborhood, can feel safe and secure. Getting there will require that police and community work even more closely and more cooperatively than ever before. MPD's mission is to safeguard the District of Columbia and protect its residents and visitors with the highest regard for the sanctity of human life. We strive at all times to accomplish our mission with a focus on service, integrity and fairness by upholding our City’s motto Justitia Omnibus -- Justice for All.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is the premier police agency in the nation. We are a dedicated community-oriented police department that serves and protects residents of and visitors to Washington, DC. MPD offers a competitive starting salary and benefits for its sworn members, and many opportunities for advancement through our competitive promotional process. If you choose the MPD you will learn hands-on from some of the best public safety professionals in the country and get a chance to make a difference.

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    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC full-time (More than 10 years)

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    I am a dedicated and committed 28 year veteran Command Staff Official of Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department

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    Sometimes I become so committed to excellence, I lose focus of my personal life

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    It is creating trust, fair treatment to all and a transparent department

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    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC (Washington, DC).

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    Standard written police test; medical physical; background check; psychological testing; physical skills test. No interview conducted.

    Reasons for Declining

    Clearly a bad agency to be a part of. Better agencies (most any other agency) are out there.

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