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As a police officer...
Do I qualify?
Are MPD members required to live in D.C.?
I don't qualify, what other options are there?
Does MPD have a maximum age limit?
Do I need to reside in the District of Columbia in order to be an MPD police officer?
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Does MPD offer a Tuition Reimbursement program?
I speak more than one language. Can I get more money?
Are there any rental assistance programs?
What type of leave do MPD employees receive?
Do officers have to pay for their uniform/equipment?
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What is the process to join as a police officer?
How long is the background investigation process?
How many times do I have to report to D.C. in-person?
Is there a cost to take the test?
If I already have a security clearance, do I still need a background check?
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Training / Academy
When is the next academy class?
While in the Academy do I live there?
Where is the Academy located?
What type of training happens in the Academy?
How long is the academy training?
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How much will I be paid?
When can I retire?
When will I be paid?
Does MPD help to pay for expenses or defray costs of travel and/or any other expenses?
Will I be paid more for having a degree?
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Does MPD have a tattoo policy?
Does MPD have any health/fitness standards to apply?
I have an arrest on my record, am I eligible to become a police officer?
I have done drugs. Can I still be an MPD police officer?
What is the body fat percentage for males and females?
I am in the military, can I start the process of applying to become an MPD police officer if I have not yet received my DD-214?
I am currently active duty in the military, when should I apply?
Does MPD honor Military Service Commitments?
What happens if I have to leave the academy for Military Training?
Are veteran preference points calculated into the exam?
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