Recruiting

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum age is 20 years and 9 months
  • United States citizen
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Must be physically fit to perform normal police activities

In addition to the above requirements, an applicant must obtain a score of at least 70% on the written application.

Investigation

  • Background investigation
  • Physical ability test
  • Oral board interview
  • Truth verification test
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Physical examination

Lateral Entry

Applicants with prior law enforcement experience will be offered a starting salary that is commensurate with their years of experience to a maximum of five years. The maximum starting salary is currently $59,697.

Employment Benefits

Members of the Metropolitan Transit Police force enjoy the following benefits:

  • Salary of $48,395 to $86,856, plus shift differential
  • Opportunity for promotion after five years of sworn service
  • Police Officer 2/3 positions
  • Clothing allowance of $450 - $900 per year
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield (PPO) health insurance, including major medical, dental, eye care, and prescription coverage
  • Group life insurance
  • Disability retirement plan
  • Worker's compensation plan
  • Deferred compensation annuity plan
  • Paid holidays, annual and sick leave, and military leave/sick leave bank
  • Permanent shifts/days off
  • Retirement after 25 years of service (no minimum age) at 64%
  • Tuition reimbursement plan
  • Uniforms and equipment are provided by the Department (academy uniforms must be purchased)
  • Free bus/rail transportation

Employment Application

Complete our employment application online.


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