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Entry-Level Police Officer
I don't qualify, what other options are there?
Do I qualify?
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?
Do I need prior law enforcement training?
Where is the academy located?
When is the next academy class?
While in the Academy do I live there?
How long is the academy training?
Where will I be assigned?
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Written Test Questions
Is there a cost to take the test?
If I can’t afford to pay for the entry-level test what can I do?
What is the Written Examination?
What are the passing scores on the written examination?
Sworn Suitability Questions
Does MPD have a tattoo policy?
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?
Process / Mass Processing Questions
I have a security clearance. Will I be hired faster?
I work for another police department. Can I transfer to MPD?
How many times will I need to visit the Washington Metropolitan area during the hiring process?
How long is the selection process from the time I apply to the time I am hired?
What if I do not have all my documents required for Mass Applicant Processing Day?
How much will I be paid?
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?
I speak more than one language. Can I get more money?
When can I retire?
Military Transition Questions
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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