Metropolitan Police Department - Definition

The DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is the primary law enforcement agency for the District of Columbia. Interview and approval from MPD is required when applying for such categories of the Basic Business License as Pawnbroker, Auctioneer, Vending, Home Improvement and Motor Vehicle Salesperson, and many others. In order to schedule an interview to receive approval for a Basic Business License (if applicable), contact the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), (202) 724-6281, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

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