Earn a degree through one of our partner colleges that will advance your career and set you up for future success. This program is for you if any of these apply to you:
Our company, Smarter Degree, includes former members of law enforcement who are committed to helping you reach your professional and financial goals by earning a fully accredited bachelor’s degree with one of our many college partners, in a wide variety of subjects.
To shorten your path to graduation, each student receives an individualized assessment of all prior work/college experience to maximize the college credits you already have and plan a custom tailored, quick, and affordable path to graduation.
Each of our students is contacted by one of our former law enforcement member advisors who answer any questions a student might have and share their personal experience with obtaining their degree the same way as you are now.
Our advisors will walk you through a wide variety of degree options that can help you stand out when applying for a unit within your department or are planning for a second career and want to position yourself for an opportunity outside your department, or law enforcement, in areas such as education or finance.
In some cases, police academy coursework can be applied towards your degree with a partner college. We will ensure you receive the maximum allowed credit recommendations for prior life/work/military experience.
The Degreemaps offered by SmarterDegree are more affordable by 70% than the average college degree program, and offer discounts for family members of law enforcement professionals as well. Payment plans are available to help make the program as accessible as possible.
We also help you finish your coursework as quickly as possible, as all our courses are self-paced, and can be taken as soon as you are ready to begin.
There are numerous promotional opportunities from Sergeant to Superintendent through competitive and appointive processes for both the Uniformed Force and Bureau of Criminal Investigation. A few examples are provided below:
Salaries listed above for Investigator, Sergeant and Lieutenant do not include: Longevity compensation; hazardous duty compensation; command pay; expanded duty pay; maintenance pay, holiday pay; expertise pay; overtime; or additional location compensation for New York City and the following counties: Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester.
To learn about the coursework needed to qualify for transfer to specialized units such as advanced criminal investigations, organized crime, antiterrorism, and others, schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our advisors. To speak with an advisor today