NYPD Leadership Program

NYPD Leadership Program

The NYPD Leadership Program is a scholarship for active NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service (UMOS) police officers and supervisors.  The scholarship covers tuition, technology fees and textbook costs for four college courses (12 credits total).  The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate non-degree students interested in earning a degree.

The benefits of the NYPD Leadership Program include: 

  1. Certificate of Completion.
  2. 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).
  3. Access to campus facilities (i.e. fitness center, library, 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 semesters.  Please refer to the NYPD Leadership Course Outline for detailed course information.  Click here to view the current schedule.


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

NOTE:  Retired NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service, are encouraged to apply to John Jay College by following the instructions at the In-service Application Process page.  NYPD Non-Uniformed Members of the Service (i.e. school safety agent, traffic enforcement agent, 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.


A completed application includes:
  • Completed application
  • $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.
Click here to view the application deadlines and start the enrollment process.  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.  All applications submitted after the deadline are reviewed on a case by case basis and is contigent on the availability of funds.