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Education Opportunities

Northeastern Illinois University

Are you ready to take your career at the Chicago Police Department to the next level? Visit neiu.edu/cpd to find out how Northeastern Illinois University empowers you to create a custom academic plan that fits into your demanding work schedule and puts you on the path to earning a bachelor’s degree in as little as 16 months. Even better: CPD’s Tuition Reimbursement Program could pay up to the entire cost of tuition for eligible employees!

Here’s how it works:

1. Apply for enrollment as an Interdisciplinary Studies major and transfer 60 credits or more from an associate degree or other studies toward your bachelor’s degree.

2. As part of your transfer credit package, earn up to 36 additional credits through a prior learning assessment for your CPD experience.

3. Design a custom academic path with one of our advisors to earn your remaining credits online or at one of Northeastern’s three Chicago locations—in North Park, Avondale and Bronzeville. If you transfer 60 credits and earn 36 through your Prior Learning Assessment, you need only 24 more credits—that’s just eight classes! Eligible participants may defer tuition payments until they have received reimbursement from CPD. Take the next step and apply now!

Calumet College of St. Joseph

Earn the credentials you need to advance your career the Chicago Police Department at the Calumet College of St. Joseph Public Safety Institute. Our accelerated programs are designed to fit your schedule and the demands of your career.

Classes meet virtually once per week; recordings are available for on-demand viewing.

Apply in 5 easy steps:

  1. Apply online at ccsj.edu.
  2. Submit your official transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  3. Submit your state-issued police training certificate
  4. Submit your military record, including your DD214 or JST
  5. Submit your earned certificates, including FEMA, LEADS (IDAC), TARA, CPR, New Mexico Tech and/or LSU

Learn more at ccsj.edu

Trident University

Twice reported by Forbes as one of the “10 Great Colleges for Adults Returning to School”

In 2016 and 2017 Forbes reported Trident University International as one of the “10 Great Colleges for Adults Returning to School.” Two crucial factors for selection were regional accreditation and flexibility for busy adult learning.

Our 100% online programs are designed for professional adults seeking to advance in their careers while balancing work and family commitments. With monthly starts, you can FASTRAC your degree and take your educational journey further than you thought possible.

We offer over 22-degree options with over 65+ concentrations, so start now by accessing trident.edu/FOP.

Additionally, Trident is pleased to offer FOP members and their immediate family up to a 26% tuition savings, waived application fees, no cost to a vast library of resources, and deferred billing for 45 days past the course completion date.

For more information about these and other programs visit trident.edu/FOP or contact Michael Butterfield, Regional Manager Strategic Alliances at Michael.Butterfield@Trident.Edu or (888) 252-8179.

DePaul University

Flexible Programs to Advance Your Career


DePaul University is pleased to host Virtual Office Hours for the FOP Lodge 7 members interested in learning more about the FOP | DePaul University Education Partnership.  Join us online Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10-11 AM and 2-3 PM.  Visit go.depaul.edu/fop and click on the ‘events’ tab and select the RSVP link to register.

University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Officers can earn a Masters of Science in Threat and Response Management. This is program is designed to develop leaders with sophisticated training to plan for and respond to emergency incidents, utilizing cutting-edge tools and techniques to lessen the impact and shorten recovery time. Classes meet in-person, in an extended weekend format once a month. If you are interested in expanding your network and getting more interdisciplinary experience, this is the right program for you.  

Key features are:

  • learn from instructors with tactical command experience

  • replicate real-world situations through experiential and applied learning

  • build effective communication strategies in an incident command environment

  • gain familiarity with state of the art technology in surveillance and monitoring

  • and more...

Learn more about our Masters in Threat & Response Management

In addition, we offer Master Programs in Analytics and Liberal Arts and Certificate Programs in Project Management, Finance, Marketing, and more.  All application fees will be waived for officers.

For more information or to connect to current students from CPD, please send an email to us at the following address expressing your Program of interest, and we will be in touch with you: Julie at: 

St. Xavier University

Officers can earn a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in various concentrations including Financial Fraud Management at the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division. An MBA is a highly marketable degree in both the public and private sectors. Classes meet once per week. Degree completion option available for undergraduate students.

  • MBA accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)*

  • Deferred tuition payment

  • Waived application/registration fees

  • Books included

  • Eight-week terms

  • Online options available

  • Faculty are current industry and educational experts

For more information or to receive an information packet, please use the contact information below.

David Parker at dparker@sxu.edu  Phone:  (773) 298-3664 and

Deborah Pascua at d.pascua@sxu.edu Phone:  (773) 512 2887.

*AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation.

Tiffin University

At Tiffin University, we understand that making a decision about education can be difficult. As in almost every other field, an academic degree is a valuable asset for police officers and law enforcement employees. Whether you’re just starting out, you’re going after a promotion or you want to prepare for a post-retirement job, a bachelor's or master's degree can give you an edge over other candidates. It can also help put more money in your bank account.

Read How to Take the Next Step in Your Criminal Justice Career on our blog!

Plus, current members of the Fraternal Order of Police and their spouses can get over 30% off normal tuition. Get discount!

Would you like to discuss how to move forward? Contact me at:

Nikki Hintze
Director for Graduate Enrollment Management
1-800-968-6446, ext. 3596 

Walden University is proud to partner with the Fraternal Order of Police

Providing accessible education that supports your professional development—and your busy schedule.

As an FOP member, you may be eligible to receive a 20% tuition reduction when you advance your education with Walden.*

Plus, you may be able to apply academy credit toward a bachelor’s degree. Choose from over 80 degree programs including:


Experience the Walden Difference

Walden’s criminal justice degree programs allow you to choose from a variety of specializations and concentrations to make your studies more personally relevant and aligned with your goals.

waldenu.edu/fop    |    1-855-633-3997

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