MPD offers a competitive starting salary, benefits for our officers and opportunities for advancement.

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Lateral Law Enforcement Officer Program

Hiring bonus of $5,000

MPD is seeking police officers, with prior law enforcement experience to join the Department as lateral law enforcement officers.

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“When I look to the future of the Metropolitan Police Department I am excited at the opportunity to welcome the next generation to serve in this noble profession. One that is rooted in service, in sacrifice and done with compassion. Washington, DC is unlike any other place in the world and policing in the city is a great responsibility. We invite you to explore the many career opportunities with MPD and learn how you can make a difference in our nation’s capital!”

Chief Peter Newsham

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is the premier police agency in the nation. If you choose the MPD, you will learn hands-on from some of the best public safety professionals in the country and will get a chance to make a difference.


MPD is hiring new recruits. Start your application by completing the interest card below.