NYPD Leadership Program

NYPD Leadership Program

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The NYPD Leadership Program is an educational 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.  Students enrolled in the program will have their tuition and textbook costs waived for four college courses (12 credits total).  
  • Guaranteed admission to John Jay College as an undergraduate or graduate non-degree student 
  • Tuition and textbook costs are covered for four classes (12 credits total)
  • Undergraduate students may receive up to 90 credits from college(s) previously attended, 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 students in the Program 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.  Click here to review the course curriculum.

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. 

Fall 2018 - NEW Undergraduate Students:  Friday, June 15, 2018
Fall 2018 - NEW Graduate Non-degree Students:  Friday, July 1, 2017
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Please note:  NYPD Leadership Program registration may close prior to the application deadline.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
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