Police Academy

In School Year 2016-2017, DC Public Schools with the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and DC Police Foundation launched the Anacostia Public Safety Academy to help students pursue a career in public safety.

Upon graduation, students in the Anacostia Public Safety Academy will earn six college credits toward completion of the MPD Cadet Program, enrollment in the MPD Cadet Program at the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC), and civilian employment at the DC Metropolitan Police Department while completing the MPD Cadet program.

In addition to core coursework, the program includes special criminal justice courses, such as:
  • Introduction to Law, Public Safety, and Security
  • Foundations in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice Systems
The Academy also includes internships with MPD and other public safety organizations, field trips to MPD Stations, MPD Tactical Village, the Joint Operation Command Center, and more.