Chief Scholar's Program
In partnership with the Detroit Police Department (DPD), WSU's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice provides select DPD officers with a full scholarship to complete their graduate studies. The program, co-funded by the Wayne State University Graduate School, is aimed at keeping DPD officers at the forefront of crime prevention, technology and theory in criminal justice education.
Officers have the option to complete a Master of Science in Criminal Justice online or in person at Wayne State's Midtown Detroit campus.
Each year, two Detroit Police officers are nominated for the Chief's Scholars Program by DPD leadership. Those interested in the program should contact their commanding officer for more information.
Completing my degree through the Chief's Scholars program provided me with personal satisfaction and helped make me a better employee of the Detroit Police Department. Now, as a police sergeant, I can better assist my officers with the latest information on law and changes in the judicial system in addition to enhancing their writing skills.
|Charles Fitzgerald||Assistant chief||2020|