2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

NYPD Leadership Program

The NYPD Leadership Program 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 New York City Council, with the Mayor’s support, authorized John Jay College of Criminal Justice to partner with the NYPD in providing eligible New York City uniformed police personnel with a package of four credit-bearing college courses. The NYPD Leadership Program is designed to give undergraduate and graduate participants an understanding of the multicultural population they serve, as well as an enhanced capability for service-orientated leadership in the supervisory ranks. The NYPD Leadership Program is a tuition exempt Friday academic program for active NYPD uniformed members of the Service. Students receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, technology, and textbook fees for 4 college courses (undergradauate or gradaute). The scope and duration of the program are dependent on continued funding.

The program is designed for undergraduate students and non-degree graduate students. Both programs of study meet in the fall and spring semesters on Friday mornings, afternoons and evenings. Students will have access to a full-service educational environment, created especially for NYPD students. Academic and career development counseling are provided throughout the semester. Students may apply NYPD Program credits toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees at John Jay College. Students successfully completing the sequence of four courses will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Undergraduate students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 to remain in the program. Eligible NYPD officers can apply online at http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/nypd and click on the Steps to Enroll link. In order to enroll for courses, applicants must submit the following documents to the Undergraduate Admissions Office:

  • Official NYPD Academy transcript
  • Official transcripts from each post secondary institution attended
  • Application fee (required and nonrefundable)

Students who previously attended John Jay College as undergraduates may apply for readmission online at http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/nypd and select “Steps to Enroll.” A non-refundable readmission fee is required.

The NYPD Leadership Program is administered by the Undergraduate Admissions Office and the Office of Graduate Studies. For admissions information, contact the Admissions Coordinator at 212.237.8868 or admission@jjay.cuny.edu (enter “NYPD Leadership Program” in the subject line). For academic-related questions, contact the Academic Coordinators at 212-237-8287, 212-237-8381 or NYPDProgram@jjay.cuny.edu.