NYPD Leadership Program - Police Officer Scholarship

NYPD Leadership Program - Police Officer Scholarship

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The NYPD Leadership Program is a scholarship opportunity for active NYPD Uniform Members of the Service (UMOS) police officers and supervisors.  The program is ideal for officers and supervisors interested in earning a bachelor's or master's degree.  The scholarship covers tuition and textbook costs for four college courses (12 credits total).  
  • Guaranteed admission to John Jay College as an undergraduate or graduate non-degree student 
  • Undergraduate students may receive up to $4,000 in scholarship awards and graduate non-degree students may receive up to $5,500 in scholarship awards.  All scholarship awards are applied to the tuition, fees and textbook costs for four classes (12 credits total)
  • Undergraduate students may receive up to 90 credits from a previous college, including up to 29 credits for NYPD recruitment training 
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion after completing the program
  • Apply credits earned in the NYPD Leadership Program toward a bachelor's or master's degree program at John Jay College (click here for additional information)
  • Police officer rankings are eligible for an additional tuition waiver when registering for a course outside of the NYPD Leadership Program 



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The Program courses meet once a week on Fridays at John Jay College.  Courses are offered during morning, afternoon and evening times in the fall and spring semesters.  Students may register for up to two courses per semester.  

The program is taught by academics and practitioners with extensive experience and research in law enforcement, race and ethnic diversity, police community relations and issues relating to crime and justice.

Click here to learn more about the faculty members in the program.


All active NYPD UMOS police officers and supervisors of any ranking are eligible for the NYPD Leadership Program. 

NEW Undergraduate Students:  Friday, December 1, 2017 
NEW Graduate Non-degree Students:  Friday, December 15, 2017
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Important Note: Registration for courses in the NYPD Leadership Program is contingent on funding and is on a first come, first served basis.  Therefore, registration may close prior to the application deadline.

Interested in learning more about the program?  You may click on any one of the options below to attend an Information Session or schedule a one-on-one appointment:

                        Attend Info Session   Schedule Appointment