You must be at least 20 1/2 years of age or older (21 years of age at time of appointment), a United States citizen, have a valid driver’s license, and have completed 60 college credits; or you must have 2 years of active duty military with an honorable discharge (if applicable); or you must have 3 years of prior police (full service department) experience.


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 http://joinmpd.dc.gov/UDC-POTC to learn more about the UDC / MPD Police Officer Training Cohort.