Spring 2014 NYPD Leadership Program Handbook

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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Jeanette Tavarez
Admissions Coordinator
Room L.64.15

Questions or comments with respect to the information presented on this webpage should be directed to Jeannette Tavarez.


The NYPD Leadership Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice provides New York City police officers and supervisors with skills that enhance public safety service delivery and police management in a multiracial and multicultural city. The NYPD Leadership Program is a tuition exempt Friday academic program for active NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service (UMOS). The program is designed for both undergraduate and graduate study.


The New York City Council with the Mayor's support authorized John Jay College of Criminal Justice to partner with the NYPD to provide eligible NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service with a program of 12 credits that leads to a Certificate of Completion.

The benefits of the NYPD Leadership Program include:

1. A full scholarship that covers tuition, fees, and textbook costs
2. A Certificate of Completion
3. 12 credits towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree program at John Jay College
4. Academic advisement and support
5. Personal and career development counseling
6. Use of all campus facilities (i.e. fitness center, Lloyd Sealy Library, state-of-the art computer labs, swimming pool, etc.)


All active NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service are eligible for the NYPD Leadership Program.

NOTE: If you are a retired NYPD Uniformed Member of the Service, you are encouraged to apply to John Jay College by following the instructions at the In-service Application Process page. If you are an NYPD Non-Uniformed Member of the Service (i.e. school safety agent, traffic enforcement agent, police administrative aide, etc.), or from a law enforcement agency other than NYPD, please refer to the Undergraduate Admissions Prospective Students page and click on the application process that applies to you.


The NYPD Leadership Program courses meet once a week on Fridays at John Jay College. Courses are offered during morning, afternoon and evening periods in the fall and spring semesters. The scope and duration of the program is contingent on funding, provided by the New York City Council. It is essential that applicants submit all required documents and register as early as possible (see the Steps to Enroll for detailed information).

Please refer to the NYPD Leadership Course Outline for detailed course information.


We are currently accepting applications for fall 2014 and encourage all eligible candidates to apply. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we suggest applications be submitted as early as possible. Click here to start the application for the NYPD Leadership Program.