Mayor Bowser to Kick Off #FairShot Jobs Week, Announce Metropolitan Police Department's 30×30 Pledge to Hire More Officers and Advance Women in Policing | mayormb – Executive Office of the Mayor

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(Washington, DC) – On Monday, March 7, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee III, and Assistant Chief Morgan Kane will announce the Metropolitan Police Department’s participation in the 30×30 pledge to hire more officers and advance women in policing. The 30×30 pledge focuses on increasing the representation of women in police recruit classes to 30% by 2030, and ensures police policies and culture intentionally support the success of qualified women officers throughout their careers.
Nationwide, women make up approximately 12% of sworn women officers. Currently, Washington, DC is ahead of the national average, with women making up 23% of MPD’s sworn officers. Still, the Department remains focused on hiring more women to ensure MPD reflects and represents the community. MPD’s most recent incoming recruit class was 52% women and the current MPD Cadet Corps is 47% women. Since taking office, Mayor Bowser has made it a priority to invest in and grow the Cadet Program, expanding the program from 20 cadets in 2015 to 150 cadets in Fiscal Year 2022.
The MPD Cadet Corps program, a specialized program for 17- to 24-year old DC residents to serve part-time as uniformed, civilian employees, is an opportunity for Washingtonians to earn a salary, earn up to 60 tuition-free college credits, and be placed on track to enter MPD’s Police Officer Recruit Program. Chief Contee, who first joined MPD as a police cadet in 1989, is also a strong advocate for the Cadet Corps Program and its vital role in helping MPD hire more DC residents, people of color, and female officers. 
This event will kick off #FairShot Jobs Week. Throughout the week, Mayor Bowser will highlight employment programs and career opportunities at DC Government.
 
When
Monday, March 7 at 11 am
Who
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Chief Robert J. Contee, III, Metropolitan Police Department
Assistant Chief Morgan Kane, Metropolitan Police Department
Where
MPD Harbor Patrol
550 Water Street, SW
*Closest Metro: Waterfront Metro Station* 
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 4th Street & M Street SW* 

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].  
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view event online visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.
Social Media:
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Instagram: @Mayor_Bowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser YouTube: https://www.bit.ly/eomvideos

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