The entrance exam for city police officers will be given on a walk-in basis at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at Roosevelt High School, 13th and Upshur streets NW.

In addition, a job fair about career opportunities in the police department will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and next Wednesday in Room A-5 of the Martin Luther King Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW.

The exam will establish a new register from which candidates will be drawn for entry-level vacancies in the Metropolitan Police Department.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 21 to 29 years old; be at least 5 feet tall tall; have 20/60 vision or better, correctable to 20/20; pass a physical exam and background check; and live in the District or move into the District within 180 days of employment. District residency must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Candidates also must have either a high school diploma, an equivalency certificate or at least one year of experience as a sworn police officer in a city with a population of at least 500,000.

A study guide for the exam is available through Sept. 24, the day before the exam, in the D.C. Office of Personnel's Job Information Center, 613 G St. NW, Room 301, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. weekdays, or in the Metropolitan Police Department Recruiting Office, 300 Indiana Ave. NW, Room 2061.