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The Metro Transit Police Department offers introductory answers to frequently asked questions. Should you have any further questions contact us.

How do I apply for employment?

Visit our Recruiting page.

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How do I file a commendation/complaint?

Visit the Commendation/Complaint page and fill out the form.

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How do I file a police report?

For questions regarding filing a police report, call MTPD communications 24 hours a day at 202-962-2121.

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How do I report harassment?

Visit the Harassment link and fill out the form.

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How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

All requests for an MTPD police report are to be made via US MAIL. Police reports are released via US MAIL or E-MAIL once the request has been processed by POLICE RECORDS. Please submit the Request a MTPD Police Report Form with your documentation and payment.

US Mail

  1. Submit a Request a MTPD Police Report Form (download form via link).
  2. Include a photocopy of valid state identification (example: driver's license).
  3. Include a check or money order payable to "WMATA" for $10.00.
  4. Include a self-addressed envelope, with postal stamp (necessary postage), that indicates where the report will be sent via US MAIL (United States Postal Service).
  5. Send all contents to the below address:
    WMATA
    ATTN: MTPD Crime Analysis and Police Records Division
    4100 Garden City Drive
    Hyattsville, MD 20785

Note: Third party requests require a notarized release of information authorization form and a photocopy of the involved party’s valid state identification (i.e. driver’s license).

E-Mail PDF

  1. Submit a Request a MTPD Police Report Form (download form via link).
  2. Include a photocopy of valid state identification (example: driver's license).
  3. Include a check or money order payable to "WMATA" for $10.00.
  4. Send all contents to the below address:
    WMATA
    ATTN: MTPD Crime Analysis and Police Records Division
    4100 Garden City Drive
    Hyattsville, MD 20785
  5. The requested MTPD police report will be forwarded via E-MAIL (PDF).

Note: Only a parent or legal guardian may obtain a copy of a police report involving a minor (juvenile).

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You may Pay the MTP Violation Citation (forfeit the collateral) and decline a court hearing by mailing a copy of the citation along with a check or money order (payable to DC Superior Court) to:

Metro Transit Police Department
Attn: MTPD Citations
300 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20024

Failure to submit payment and request a court date within 30 days from the date written on the citation will cause the matter to be presented to the DC Superior Court and may result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest.

To contest the MTP Violation Citation, contact the MTP Warrant and Fugitive Apprehension Unit at (202) 962-2173 or via email at Warrant_Fugitive@wmata.com within 15 days of the issuing date to make arrangements to submit a notice to appear.

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How do I inquire about a parking ticket?

For questions regarding parking tickets received on your vehicle within 15 days of receipt, call 202-962-2193.

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How do I inquire about an impounded car?

Call MTPD communications 24 hours a day at 202-962-2121.

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How do I recover personal property?

The MTPD has procedures to retain, safeguard, and eventually dispose of evidence and prisoner property. To have this property released back to you, follow the below procedures:

  • Evidence - After evidence is released by the prosecuting attorney (usually after trial), the owner must call the property clerk at 202-962-2134 to make an appointment. The owner will need to come to 600 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 and will need to provide identification.
    *New Location Forthcoming Early 2023*
  • Prisoner Property - The owner must call the property clerk at 202-962-2134 to make an appointment. The owner will need to come to 600 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 and will need to provide identification.
    *New Location Forthcoming Early 2023*
    Note: Your prisoner property may be located at the processing center where you were transported.
  • Found Property - Found property is generally turned over to Metro's Lost and Found. To determine if your property has been located by any Metro employee, call 202-962-1195.

For any other property questions or if you are unsure of the status of your property, call MTPD Property and Evidence Unit at 202-962-2134.

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How do I apply to "Ride Along"?

It is the policy of the MTPD to provide a patrol observation program, permitting interested persons to accompany members performing their duties and thereby providing a realistic view of the responsibilities of a Metro Transit Police patrol officer. Participation is limited to applicants who are eighteen years of age and must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • a resident within the Transit Zone,
  • a student of Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice,
  • an applicant for Metro Transit Police employment,
  • a visiting guest of the MTPD,
  • a member of a federal, state, local or a military law enforcement agency,
  • a relative or friend of a member of the MTPD or
  • any person whose participation would be in the best interest of the MTPD, as determined by the Chief.

To schedule or get more information regarding the MTPD Ride Along Program, contact Sergeant David Rollins at 202-754-2135 or by email at Drollins@wmata.com.

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How do I collect a uniform patch?

Due to security concerns, the Metro Transit Police departmental patch is not distributed to the public.

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How do I email key members of the department?

Visit our

Contact Us page.

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