2015/2016 MPD Academy Training Sessions
|Class||Start Date||End Date||Open to|
|120th Basic Recruit Session||August 24, 2015||January 15, 2016||Currently in Session|
32nd Regional / 18th Lateral Recruit Session
|August 31, 2015||November 20, 2015||11 Regional Recruits Successfully Graduated|
Accepting Applications for 121st Basic Recruit Session & 19th Lateral Recruit Session
Last Day to Apply
Dec. 4, 2015 5:00 pm
*Next PAT / Written Entry Exam
December 12, 2015
at 7:45 am
|33rd Regional / 19th Lateral Recruit Session||March 14, 2016||May 3, 2016||Currently accepting applications for qualifying lateral transfer candidates|
|121st Basic Recruit Session||April 4, 2016||August 26, 2016||Currently accepting applications for qualifying candidates|
|122nd Basic Recruit Session||September 19, 2016||February 10, 2017||To Be Announced|
All dates are tentative, subject to change, and open to recruits whose applications have been accepted. Contact a MPD Recruiter for details.
*Entry Test require Applicants to successfully pass the following for hiring consideration:
- Running Test (1.5 miles within 15 minutes or less)
- Physical Ability Test (an obstacle course which simulates a foot chase)
- Written Exams (Basic Reading Comprehension Test & Problem Solving Assessments)
What does “Basic Recruit Session #120” mean?
Each police recruit class is given a class number so the “120th” would be the 120th recruit class. Each class is then given a color to distinguish them from other recruit classes that may also be at the academy. If you are entering the “120th Blue” class then your class color would be blue. Each recruit wears a colored shirt during training that identifies them with their class.
Will there be any more classes in 2015?
Yes. The dates for future police recruit classes have been set and will be posted as soon as dates become available.
What is a Police Recruit Lateral?
The MPD’s Lateral Sessions are designed for current Police Officers from other police departments who want to join the Memphis Police Department.
The Memphis Police Department will allow applicants, who have obtained a P.O.S.T Certification and meet the requirements of this program, to transfer to the Memphis Police Department Lateral Entry Program. Applicants who meet the criteria of this program will be required to attend and complete a twelve (12) week abbreviated training curriculum.