Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police
" Maurice T. Turner Jr. Metropolitan Police Academy "
4665 Blue Plains Drive, SW
Phone Number: 202.645,6669
The FIVE branches to the academy are:
Academic Services Branch
Continuing Education Branch
Specialized Training Branch
Media Productions Branch
( Including Academy Recruits )
ACADEMIC SERVICES BRANCH :
MEDIA PRODUCTIONS BRANCH :
I HAVE NOT HAD MUCH LUCK GETTING ANY INFO. ON THE ACADEMY, I WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR ANY INPUT. PHOTOS AND HISTORY WOULD BE MUCH WELCOME
On occasion the Metropolitan Police will reach out to their Police Academy for assistance when man power and time are issues in a case. Usually they would be utilized to assist in a search of a large area such as fields or heavily wooded area's
Rainy days or foul weather will occasionally force the recruits inside.
Officers of the M.P.D. will often have to deal with Civil Unrest. Here you see recruits training for this, hopefully they are paying attention...
Private Oscar McKimmie was killed in the line of duty on January 17th, 1920 however he never received a gravestone. This recruit class researched Private McKimmie's death and out of their own pockets bought this headstone. At the service is a family member who received an American flag on his behalf.
BlackSheep Productions 2009
THIS Is Where They Begin it all....
I am seeking additional information on this, MPD Class ect
Worn between 1941 and 1945
Officer Roy Thompson of the MPD provides some instructions and guidance.
What you see below is all the information / photos that I have on the firearms branch. Yup, that's it one single little picture. I don't even know what year this was taken. So any additional information and photos would be much appreciated.
Photo compliments of the M.P.D.
I found these two photos. The class photo was taken around July 1970. Note the tell tale grey uniform shirts – really ugly. In the background is the old police academy which was known as the T-buildings or just T-7 which was the main entrance. This was a complex of buildings which were WW II Navy-temporary buildings for training sailors located in Anacostia Park on the banks of the very, very polluted Anacostia River . Every roof leaked and electric wires hung down and fell down every week. One recruit officer retired on disability when a high voltage wire fell on his arm in class and he lost full use of the limb. The gym, a separate building was a disaster! The old wooden buildings creaked and groaned when you walked from one to another through the connecting covered ramps. There were many, many patched holes in the floor and weak window air conditioners which failed on the hottest days. The buildings were covered with some sort of fiber board that I am sure was made of asbestos.
First row left is the class officer, Colin something. First row right is the Class Sergeant, Sergeant Robert Clark, a really wonderful supervisor and a great guy. I worked for him in later years. I am in the back-row-center with the mustache. I am 6’2” and end up in the back of group photos. The fellow in the brown sport coat did not have uniforms yet because his chest was too big and MPDC has to order larger sizes for him.
Immediately below me and to my left and to the left rear of the brown sport coat, with thinning hair, is John Barrett. Later, as a casual-clothes officer (aka undercover) in the 2nd District late one night, John would discover duck-tape on the steel stairway exit-door catch of the Watergate Office building. He would climb the stairway to the open office-door of the Democratic National Committee which was being burglarized by the “Plumbers” whose handlers were watching with binoculars from a room across the street in the Howard Johnson’s Motel. Over the next many, painful months the nation would struggle with the realization that President Nixon covered up the burglary. President Nixon would resign in disgrace.
These are the trophy winners from Classes 70-16 and 70-17 for the highest scores in academics, fitness and pistol shot. I am on the far left with a trophy for academics. I do not recall the next two officers (in order left to right, they won fitness and pistol shot trophies). I do not recall the Official who handed out the trophies in the center. I think he is the Commander of Technical Services which ran the academy. Next, to the Official’s left is the 70-16 winner of pistol shot trophy, James Morrissette, and then the 70-16 winner of the fitness trophy, J. C. Stamps, who later became the President of the FOP Labor Committee for many years which represented the MPDC bargaining unit, and last is the 70-17 winner of the fitness trophy, Terry Karnes.
Information and photos on the academy would be very much appreciated
Instructors of the past...
Unknown Academy Instructor 1990-91 Dave Becton Sgt Handbury - Admin Sgt.
Sgt Mengeis, Academy Firearms Instructor
Officers Leito, Jones and Tibbs. All were instructors at the academy. This photo was in the early 1990's
Officer James Dillion, administrator for the M.P.D. Police Academy
The eye in the sky shows the M.P.D. Police Academy in 1971
Photo provided by the M.P.D.
Chief Lenier and some recruits - 2007
Photo provided by the M.P.D.