“Education is an investment in knowledge that pays the best interest. One of the most powerful things in life, it allows us to find the meaning behind everything and helps improve lives in a massive way. Education gives us an understanding of the world around us and offers us an opportunity to use that knowledge wisely, irrespective of race, creed and gender. Be it as leaders in their lodge or in their agency, FOPU empowers our members with the tools needed to light a path forward.” — National President Patrick Yoes
The National Fraternal Order of Police University (NFOPU) is a consortium of colleges and universities that provides members of the National FOP with varied learning programs. These programs include both traditional and nontraditional forums. The formation of NFOPU allows FOP members the ability to take courses that will accommodate the unique requirements of a working law enforcement officer’s schedule. These courses can be taken completely online, which will make it easier for our members to obtain their degrees on their own time. All of the colleges and universities that are participating are regionally accredited institutions.
There is no cost to the NFOP, and our members could receive benefits in the form of actual tuition cost reduction or extensive credit for past degree work, POST training and FBI Academy training. Not every school in the program will offer actual decreases in tuition, but students of those schools may well matriculate more quickly through the program because of credits received—resulting in completion of their degree in a timely and less costly manner.
None of the universities or colleges require a campus visit or have a residency requirement, nor do they require the GRE/GMAT tests.