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Career Opportunities

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 Become a Police Officer

Discover an organization with a renewed feeling of pride and sense of purpose. We’re building a crime-fighting partnership between the police and the community as we develop a new sense of promise and potential within our police department.  


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 Become a Civilian Employee

Each day almost 500 civilian employees serve the Metropolitan Police Department in a broad variety of administrative, technical and operational positions. Every member plays an integral role in day-to-day operations of the Department.  MPD actively seeks qualified applicants to serve in civilian capacities.


Become a Cadet

Become a Cadet

The Cadet Program provides educational and on-the-job training to qualified, recent graduates of District of Columbia high schools who are interested in becoming police officers with the DC Metropolitan Police Department.