SPO Pre-Employment Process

Additional Information

Applicants who are not already a certified Special Police Officer are considered to be “Special Police Officer Candidates” and go through the following process:

Our agency’s pre-employment selection process can be completed in less than thirty (30) calendar days, and it consists of the following phases:

◾ Submission of a completed employment application;

◾ Initial interview with applicant;

◾ Conditional offer of employment extended to applicant;

◾ Background investigation to include: 1) employment history verification, 2) personal character reference review, 3) federal criminal history review, 4) state criminal history review, 5) local criminal history review, 6) motor vehicle history review (for positions that require operating a department vehicle), 7) education records review, 8) military records (if applicable), 9) medical records; and 10) citizenship status.

◾ Completion of a 10-panel drug test by a licensed medical laboratory with negative drug results; A drug screening from a certified laboratory must also accompany the application(s). The applicant must be tested and screened at the levels for drugs that are outlined on the Metropolitan Police Departments Drug Screening Standards Form. Applicants who test POSITIVE for any drugs must submit medical documentation from the prescribing physician supporting the positive reading. The statement must be on the letterhead from the attending physicians office and have the original signature of the doctor. B&W Stat Labs for the SPO urine drug test. Located at 3104 Georgia Ave NW, Washing-ton, DC 20010. Their phone number is 202-726-0842. Fees range from $35.00 – $50.00 for the exam and paid by the individual, not ASTAI.

◾ Completion of Physical exams must be completed no later than 30 days prior to the date of the application process. Metropolitan Assessment & Renewal Centers for your SPO medical physical exam. 3326 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010. Fees range from $40.00 – $50.00 for the exam and paid by the individual, not ASTAI.