The National Fraternal Order of Police University (NFOPU) is a consortium of colleges and universities that provide FOP members and their families with diverse learning programs. These programs are traditional and nontraditional in nature.
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 participating colleges and universities are regionally accredited institutions.
Members can receive benefits that could be 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 advance more quickly through the program because of credits received — resulting in completion of their degrees 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. For additional information, contact Marquie Young at (800) 451-2711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mesa Lodge #9 Member Thom Parker (Master of Science, Bellevue University) had the following to say about the program:
“My NFOPU experience was wonderful. The NFOPU placed me into contact with the school, simplifying the registration process and getting me into my chosen program without delay. As most law enforcement officers know, time is essential and most of us do not have time to waste. Having programs such as the NFOPU that specifically help law enforcement officers improve and successfully achieve their goals is a huge benefit that the FOP offers that other organizations do not.”
For more program-specific information, check out the FOP Consortium school directory and profiles.