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2015/2016 MPD Academy Training Sessions

Class Start Date End Date Open to
Basic Recruit
Session #119

March 23, 2015

August 14, 2015

Currently in Session

Accepting Applications for Basic Recruit Session #121 & Lateral Recruit Session #19





Last Day to Apply

July 10, 2015 4:00 pm

*Next Entry Test is

July 18, 2015 at 5:45 am

Basic Recruit
Session #120
August 24, 2015 January 15, 2016 Closed to New Applicants
Lateral Recruit Session #18 August 31, 2015 November 20, 2015 Closed to New Applicants
Lateral Recruit Session #19 March 14, 2016 May 3, 2016 Currently accepting applications for qualifying lateral transfer candidates
Basic Recruit
Session #121
TBA TBA 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)

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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.

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