NYPD Leadership Program

NYPD Leadership Program

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The NYPD Leadership Program is a tuition-free program for active NYPD UMOS police officers and supervisors. The program is ideal for officers and supervisors interested in earning a bachelor's or master's degree.  


  • Guaranteed Admission to John Jay College as an undergraduate or graduate non-degree student (registration for classes are on a first come, first served basis) 
  • Tuition and textbooks covered for four courses (12 credits total)
  • Receive up to 90 transfer credits, including up to 36 credits for NYPD recruit training (undergraduate students only)
  • Certificate of Completion is awarded to students completing the program
  • Apply credits earned in the Leadership Program toward a bachelor's or master's degree program at John Jay College (click here for additional information)
  • Tuition discounts are available outside of the NYPD Leadership Program (click here for additional information)


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. 


NEW Undergraduate Students:  Friday, June 1, 2018
NEW Graduate Non-degree Students:  Friday, June 15, 2018
Important note:  Registration is on a first come, first served basis and may close prior to the application deadline.  Applications received after the deadline will be processed based on space availability.  



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 An Information Session            Schedule An Appointment