DC Announces Hiring Bonuses For Police As City Seeks To Crack Down On Rising Crime

Officers who join the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., could receive a hefty signing bonus under a new recruitment campaign launched by the mayor as the city seeks to crack down on rising crime rates.

The MPD will offer new recruits a $25,000 hiring bonus, which is a $5,000 increase from the current signing bonus that was implemented in the district last summer. The strategy comes as the city seeks to address a surge in violent crime that has resulted in widespread scrutiny as well as increased oversight from Congress.

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