Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–107.02(Perm). Mandatory continuing education program for sworn members of the Metropolitan Police Department.

(a) The Department shall implement a program of continuing education for its sworn members, which shall consist of a minimum of 32 hours of training each year.

(b) The continuing education required by subsection (a) of this section shall include, at a minimum, instruction on:

(1) Community policing;

(2) Recognizing and preventing biased-based policing;

(3) The use of force;

(4) Limitations on the use of chokeholds and neck restraints;

(5) Mental and behavioral health awareness; and

(6) Linguistic and cultural competency.


(Oct. 4, 2000, D.C. Law 13-160, § 203, 47 DCR 4619; June 30, 2016, D.C. Law 21-125, § 207, 63 DCR 4659.)