Thank you for your interest in the Metropolitan Police Department as an entry-level officer. To qualify, each applicant must possess either 60 college credits, 2 years of prior active duty military experience or 3 years of prior law enforcement experience. We have a wide variety of civilian positions available on Additionally, we work closely with other law enforcement partners, who do not have the prior education/military requirement. Please find additional information about the DC Protective Services Police Department attached for consideration. 

For applicants who are interested in joining MPD as a police officer, but do not have 60 college credits (or substitutes listed above), please visit to learn more about the UDC / MPD Police Officer Training Cohort.