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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 page 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
    600 5th Street NW
    Washington DC 20001

Note: Third party requests require a notarized release of information authorization form.

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
    600 5th Street NW
    Washington DC 20001
  5. The requested MTPD police report will be forwarded via E-MAIL (PDF).

Special Circumstances

Follow the below process for unforeseen circumstances that necessitate an in-person pick-up of a police report.

  1. In-person pick-up can be done by appointment only.
  2. Please contact Police Records to verify report availability and to schedule the pick-up (202-962-2125).
  3. Appointments can be scheduled for pick-up at the Jackson Graham Building (JGB), Monday through Friday.
    WMATA
    600 5th Street NW
    Washington DC 20001
  4. The lobby receptionist will contact Police Records upon your arrival to JGB (state the purpose for your visit). There is also a lobby phone that can be used to contact Police Records.
  5. You must have a valid state or legal form of identification (example: driver's license).

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

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How do I pay for a citation?

You are directed to report to any Metropolitan Police District Station listed on the reverse side of your citation within 15 days and post required collateral for the listed offense. You have the option to forfeit collateral, request a date for your appearance in court or mail a copy of your ticket and a check or money order (Payable to "DC Treasurer") to:

Metro Transit Police Department
600 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Failure to deposit collateral within 15 days from the date you received your citation will cause this matter to be presented to the DC Superior Court and will result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest. For further questions, call Officer Joseph Kelly at 202-962-2173.

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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 Officer Lorenzo Smalls at 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, Officer Darnell Hall, 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.
  • Prisoner Property - The owner must call the property clerk, Officer Darnell Hall, 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.
    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 Officer Charles Ullmann 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 202-962-1310 or 202-962-2696, or by email at Drollins@wmata.com or Sergeant Benston Andrew at 202-465-5166 or 703-667-2692 or by email at Bjandrew@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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