NYPD Leadership Program

NYPD Leadership Program

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 scholarship for active NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service (UMOS) police officers and supervisors.  The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate non-degree students interested in earning a degree.


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 package of four credit bearing college courses (12 credits total). 

The benefits of the NYPD Leadership Program include: 

  1. Receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, technology fees and textbook costs for four college courses (undergraduate or graduate).
  2. Receive a Certificate of Completion.
  3. Apply the 12 credits towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree program at John Jay College (click here to learn more about the applicability of courses to degree program).
  4. Receive academic advisement and support.
  5. Receive personal and career development counseling.
  6. Access to a full service educational environment and campus facilities (i.e. fitness center, Lloyd Sealy Library, state-of-the-art computer labs, writing lab, tutoring, swimming pool, etc.).


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


All active NYPD UMOS police officers and supervisors 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.


Click here to view the application deadlines.  Application submissions do NOT guarantee registration.  The program is a first-come, first-serve basis, based on available funding.  Therefore, it is very important that all applications are submitted on a timely manner. 

A completed application includes:
  • $70 application fee (check or money order, payable to CUNY/UAPC) for undergraduate students ONLY.  Military veterans may provide their DD form 214 to waive their application fee.  Graduate non-degree students are not required to submit an application fee. 
  • All post-secondary transcripts (including NYPD Training Academy).  Graduate non-degree students are required to provide an official transcript with proof of graduation OR providing their diploma by scheduling an appointment.
Incomplete applications will NOT be processed until all required documents are submitted.

All Spring 2016 applications submitted after the deadline are reviewed on a case by case basis and is contigent on space availability.  Click here to start the enrollment process for the NYPD Leadership Program.