D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced the arrests at a press conference at the 4th District Police Station on Georgia Avenue in Northwest D.C.
Authorities say the officers received what they thought was stolen property –- Lanier described the goods as electronic equipment.
The three officers -- Guillermo Ortiz, Silvestre Bonilla and Dioni Fernandez -- all worked out of the Fourth District.
Authorities say the case is not connected to an earlier sting involving a police officer from the Fourth District. That officer is accused of agreeing to monitor a police radio during a burglary.