Reserve Police Officer Questions

When is the next Academy class?
Ordinarily, the Metropolitan Police Department starts a Reserve Police Academy and Auxiliary Police Academy each spring.  Depending on the number of applican...
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What are the expenses associated with becoming a volunteer officer?
There are no formal expenses to join the Reserve Corps or Auxiliary Corps. All initial application costs are covered by the Department. During training all ...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 10:49 PM
How often do I have to serve if I join the Reserve Corps?
The Reserve Corps is a volunteer organization. Upon completion of the intensive training and field training programs, armed members are expected to voluntee...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 10:49 PM
Do I have to testify if I make an arrest? I have a full-time job that would make it difficult to appear during the day.
Yes.  As a sworn police officer in the District of Columbia, you are required to comply with all mandatory court appearances (i.e., papering, preliminary he...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 10:49 PM
Are there any differences in the uniform that Reserve members wear?
Reserve Corps members are issued identical equipment to their career service counterparts.
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 10:50 PM
Can Reserve members drive MPD vehicles and use other Department resources?
Yes. Reserve Corps officers are fully trained sworn police officers in the District of Columbia. 
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What is the culture like within the Reserve Corps?
The Reserve Corps maintains a positive culture dedicated to volunteer service. Members contribute considerable portions of their time to help strengthen the...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 10:51 PM
Do I get to choose where I can patrol as a Reserve member?
Each Reserve Corps member can request their top three police district preferences at the time of graduation.  Although consideration is given to each member...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 10:51 PM
Does MPD provide insurance or other benefits in case I am hurt while volunteering?
In the unexpected and unfortunate case a Reserve Corps member is injured in the line of duty, all Reserve Corps members are covered by the District of Colum...
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 at 10:49 PM