In-service Program

In-service Program

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John Jay College is a premiere educational institution where criminal justice is taught in all its modern complexities and public service is valued as the noble endeavor that it is.  The In-service Program at John Jay College is designed to provide educational opportunities to active and retired Uniform Members of the Service (UMOS) of the:
  • City of New York Department of Corrections (DOC)
  • New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
  • Paramedic
  • EMT
  • New York City Police Department (NYPD)*
*All active NYPD UMOS police officers and supervisors are encouraged to apply for the NYPD Leadership scholarship program.  

The In-service Program is available for all active and retired DOC UMOS officers and FDNY firefighters, and retired NYPD UMOS police officers interested in earning a bachelor’s degree.  

NOTE:  All civilian members are encouraged to submit the application for general admission, by visiting


The benefits of the In-service Program include:

  • Guaranteed admission to a bachelor's degree program
  • Receive up to 90 credits from previously attended colleges and recruit training: 
    • Up to 18 for DOC
    • Up to 17 for FDNY
    • Up to 35 for NYPD
    • Up to 30 for Paramedic
    • Up to 6 for EMT

NOTE:  Additional credits may be awarded for post recruit training.  Click here to learn more about the major programs offered.

  • Flexible course schedules, including day, evening, weekend and online
  • Individualized academic advisement
  • Students with an associate's degree may be eligible to enroll in the Online Security Management bachelor's degree program
John Jay College provides affordable tuition rates.  In-service students may also eligible for a $100 tuition deduction per semester.  

The Spring 2021 application is now closed. Please check back for more updates regarding the application for Fall 2021.

Returning students should submit the online readmission application for the Spring 2021 semester.