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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)

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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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