What is the process to join as a police officer?
The police officer background investigation process can take approximately four to six months. Applicants must: Complete an interest card. You will at...
Sun, 22 Dec, 2019 at 7:45 PM
How long is the background investigation process?
The entire selection process may take up to six months but this estimated time depends on various factors: the number of times an applicant has moved, the n...
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 at 11:26 AM
How many times do I have to report to D.C. in-person?
You will be required to visit the Washington metropolitan area approximately three times. Those times will be for MPD Prospect Day, polygraph testing, and th...
Wed, 2 May, 2018 at 4:49 PM
Is there a cost to take the test?
MPD uses the National Testing Networks Frontline National Written Examination service.  The examination is offered as a part of MPD Prospect Day. Each appli...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 2:16 PM
If I already have a security clearance, do I still need a background check?
Yes. MPD will conduct its own background investigation whether you have a clearance or not. Having all of your documents prepared and information ready will ...
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 at 1:29 PM
Can I be reimbursed for traveling to D.C.?
MPD does not provide travel reimbursement for traveling to MPD Prospect Day, polygraph examination or the medical/psychological evaluation.
Wed, 2 May, 2018 at 4:50 PM
I have a security clearance. Will I be hired faster?
Having an existing security clearance offers no advantage beyond having your paperwork in order for greater convenience. MPD will conduct its own background ...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 8:22 PM
I finished my polygraph examination and medical/psychological evaluations; now what?
If you have already completed your polygraph examination and medical/psychological evaluations the Recruiting Division is actively working on your backgroun...
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 at 1:32 PM
What should I do if the polygraph and medical assessments are taking along time?
Both the polygraph and medical assessments take a little bit of time for the Department to receive your disposition. It is our recommendation that you inquir...
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 at 1:35 PM
What documents should I bring to MPD Prospect Day?
You will be provided a list of instructions for MPD Prospect Day by email in advance. However, for your immediate review, here is a list of the documents yo...
Thu, 3 May, 2018 at 10:27 AM