You have to know what you are getting into.
Police Officer, Sergeant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – April 30, 2017
Overall, the Department is a great place to work. People applying for the job have to understand from the beginning is that this is not a traditional police department. Although you attend some great training, the Department is more geared towards security work. That being said, you are still a Police Officer, and you are required to take action if necessary. Upon graduation from the academy, new officers will spend a couple of weeks with a training officer. Afterwards, you will be assigned to one of the Uniformed Divisions. Expect to work an x-ray machine and magnetometer, conduct building patrols, answer alarm calls and stand post outside in all types of weather. The pay and benefits are second to none. The retirement program is good, but start putting money into the Thrift Savings Plan (Government's 401k) as soon as you are hired.
The best part of the job is being present as history occurs.