A CALL TO BE THE BEST

The Official Recruitment Site of the Metro Transit Police Department

Join the Force

The Metro Transit Police Department strives to select the most qualified applicants to protect and serve within the DMV area. If you are ready to step up, take charge of your career and join, you must successfully pass a rigorous background check, meet physical agility requirements, and demonstrate psychological readiness.

Questions?

Phone Numbers:

Transit Police
301-955-5480
Recruiting Line
202-962-1280

Location:
MTPD Training Division
3421 Pennsy Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20785

Minimum Qualifications

United States citizen at least 20 years, 9 months of age

High school diploma or GED

Valid U.S. driver’s license

Pass the physical agility test

No felony or serious misdemeanor convictions that have not been expunged

Military veterans must have an honorable discharge

No recent drug use

Physical Fitness Requirements

All MTPD applicants must meet the minimum standard of physical fitness and agility to proceed in the selection process. MTPD applicants MUST successfully pass each event to move forward in the hiring process. The physical fitness and agility test consists of four events:

Complete 12 standard push-ups in 1 minute

Complete 23 sit-ups in 1 minute

Complete a 300-meter sprint in 81 seconds

Complete a 1.5 mile run in 17 minutes 54 seconds

Outstanding Salary & Benefits

Our pay scale and benefits offerings are top-notch. Tap a benefit to learn more.

Competitive Pay

Competitive Pay

$58,136 to $104,340 starting salary. Military, corrections or higher education may qualify for higher entry level salaries, not to exceed $59,641.

Competitive Pay

Tuition Assistance

MTPD offers a tuition reimbursement plan.

Competitive Pay

Lateral Salary

Lateral salary of up to $70,522, depending on experience.*

Competitive Pay

Transit Benefits

Free bus and rail transportation for MTPD officers.

Competitive Pay

Health Benefits

MTPD provides comprehensive health, dental and life insurance. MTPD provides full pay and benefits, effective upon the date of hire.

Competitive Pay

Equipment & Uniforms


All equipment and uniforms are provided for MTPD officers. MTPD provides a clothing allowance of up to $1,200 per year.
Competitive Pay

Paid Time Off

MTPD officers are given permanent shift days off. Paid time off includes holidays, annual, sick and compensatory leave.
Competitive Pay

Retirement & Annuity Benefits

Retirement plan provides 64% of pay after 25 years of service. MTPD offers a deferred compensation annuity plan.

Signing Bonus

MTPD Officers receive a $10,000 signing bonus.

Career Advancement

MTPD offers many opportunities for career advancement.

*Laterals & Requirements for Higher Pay


LATERALS:
Currently employed LEO’s can lateral over and start at PO1-Step 5 ($70,522) based off of years of service; Those who have left prior LEO service within 1 year can start at PO1-Step 5 ($70,522) based off of years of service. MILITARY: Those who are current military police officers or have an equivalent Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) can start at PO1-Step 5 ($70,522) based off of years of service; Those who have left with similar qualifications within 1 year can start at PO1-Step 5 ($70,522) based off of years of service; Other current military with any other MOS will be brought in at PO1-Step 2 ($59,228); Other current military who have left within 1 year with any other MOS will be brought in at PO1-Step 2 ($59,228). CORRECTIONS: Those currently employed by a State or Federal Penitentiary can start at PO1-Step 3 ($61,183) based off of years of service; Those who have left within 1 year can start at PO1- Step 3 ($61,183)based off of years of service. COLLEGE: Those who have received a bachelor’s degree will qualify to come in at PO1-Step 2 ($59,228); Those who have received a master’s degree will qualify to come in at PO1-Step 4 ($64,319).

Take Charge of Your Career

Questions?

Contact Us
Transit Police:
301-955-5480
Recruiting Line:
202-962-1280

Location

MTPD Training Division
3421 Pennsy Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20785