Minimum Requirements

  1. Education and Experience: ( 60 College Credits - OR - Three years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge - OR- Three years of full-time law enforcement officer experience recognized by MCPD, i.e., work as a sworn, government agent with full arrest powers)
  2. Not less than 21 years old at the time of graduation from the academy
  3. United States citizenship OR permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces AND who has applied to obtain United States citizenship AND the application is still pending approval.
  4. Valid driver’s license.

Veteran Benefits

  1. Veterans Hiring Preference
  2. Salary Increase for Military Police Experience (see chart below)
  3. Paid Leave to Attend Military Training (15 days per year)
  4. GI Bill Assistance During Fully Salaried Academy
  5. Ability to Purchase up to 4 years Military Service Towards MCP Retirement

Salary and Benefits

Starting Salary for police officer candidates is $64,556 a year. Starting salaries based on police or military police experience:

$66,818 – 1 year experience      $69,156– 2 years experience        $71,576 – 3 years  experience          $74,081– 4 years experience         $76,678 – 5 years experience  
* salary schedule begins January 1, 2024