City Desk

D.C. Police Department: Hiring!

Forget about the terrible economy. The D.C. Police Department is hiring. Starting salary is $48, 715 per year with plenty of benefits and vacation days. The department writes:

"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"

Is this you? Do you have strong interpersonal skills? Do you mind getting ripped by bloggers for not doing enough?

If the job seems appealing, the department is testing applicants tomorrow at police headquarters. Times may vary so you gotta call ahead—(800) 994-MPDC or (202) 645-0445. And you may want to read this guide to real policing before taking that test.

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  • Stating the Obvious

    The bennies are good, the pay isn't bad, and you get paid to go to class and work out for the the duration of the Academy before you get out and then you're committed to at least two years. What's not to like?

  • Jason Cherkis

    I'm surprised how good the starting salary is.

  • Stating the Obvious

    It's not bad, but one has to remember that MPD shaves off 8% of the salary for pensions, then you top that off with Federal, DC and payroll taxes as well as unreimbursed expenses that you have to wait until the following year to write off. By the time all is said and done, something like 40 to 45% of my pay is gone. Between that and mandatory overtime, twelve hour shifts and the potential to have your schedule changed nearly at the drop of a hat means that you have to really work for your $48k

  • sandi

    i dont want you to loose track of others. but boraks machine is still desintergraing all legs and knees. and leneisha my sister. stop him immediately.
    sb

    have you seen elizabeth. she should never be a wheel chair victim.. as any of us. stop him.
    sb

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