"Education is key to the success of every FOP member's career and this program will provide a method of achieving their goals of obtaining higher education while performing their duties as law enforcement professionals." - National President Chuck Canterbury
The National Fraternal Order of Police University (NFOPU) is a consortium of colleges and universities that provides members of the National FOP with multi-varied learning programs. These programs are traditional and non-traditional forums. The formation of NFOPU allows FOP members the ability to take courses which will accommodate the unique requirements of a working law enforcement officer's schedule. These courses can be taken completely on-line 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.