28 June, 2009


Patrols in DC neighborhoods are being boosted by the addition of 28 officers who were
sworn in during a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 22, 2009 at the MPD’s Maurice
T. Turner, Jr. Metropolitan Police Academy in Southwest. The new officers all completed approximately 24 weeks of training at the police academy, which includes a full program of physical, classroom, and firearms training to prepare them for the challenges of being a police officer. The subjects covered include laws of arrest, search and seizure, criminal law, traffic regulations, human relations, community policing, and ethics. In addition, recruit officers receive skills training in firearms, operation of emergency police vehicles, self-defense, advanced
first aid, and much more.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is focused on building a crime-fighting
partnership with the community, and developing our own promise and potential as a department.

Police work requires a certain type of individual — one who has strong interpersonal skills and the motivation to work with our partners to help build strong, safe and healthy communities throughout the District of Columbia.
If you’re interested in becoming a law enforcement officer, the MPD may be the place
for you. It’s a rewarding career choice that also provides job security. The MPD offers a starting salary of $48,715 per year; family health & dental packages; 10 paid holidays per year; a retirement plan; generous annual and sick leave; a tuition reimbursement program; and bilingual pay.

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