Training / Academy

Where is the academy located?
The academy is located at 4665 Blue Plains Drive, SW., Washington, DC.
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 8:38 PM
Where is the Academy located?
The academy is located at 4665 Blue Plains Drive SW, Washington, DC.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 at 11:07 AM
When is the next academy class?
Academy classes are held monthly.  Each class is typically about 25-30 students.
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 8:41 PM
While in the Academy do I live there?
Participants do not live on campus, MPD does not offer a residency program.  We do offer transitional housing near our academy. Recruit officers may live...
Sun, 22 Dec, 2019 at 7:31 PM
What type of training happens in the Academy?
MPD's Academy includes 24 weeks of intensive academic and physical skills training. This includes two weeks of firearms training, one week of civil dis...
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 at 11:10 AM
How long is the academy training?
MPD's Academy includes approximately 24 weeks of intensive academic and physical skills training. This includes two weeks of firearms training, one wee...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 8:46 PM
How often does a new class start in the Academy?
Currently, we have one academy class starting each month.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 at 11:11 AM
Where will I be assigned?
At the conclusion of your academy training, you will be assigned to one of the seven patrol districts. You will be provided an opportunity to request the di...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 8:56 PM
Upon graduation, can I request which District to be assigned?
At the conclusion of your academy training, you will be assigned to one of the seven patrol districts. You will be provided an opportunity to request the di...
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 at 11:21 AM
How do I become a detective, Sergeant, ERT member, K9 member, or a member of another type of specialized unit?
Each specialized unit has different requirements including the length of time in the department.  For example, to be eligible for detective, you must have t...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 9:00 PM