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Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

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#24. Philadelphia, PA

Population: 1,449,634

City’s Average Salary: $44,460

Starting Salary for Police Officers: $42,813

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 59

Average Commute Time: 29.4 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 176

Unemployment Rate: 8.0

The “City of Brotherly Love” — and the largest city on the list — has experienced a modest 3.1% uptick in unemployment, but has maintained an unemployment rate much lower than that of comparable cities. A mecca for tourists and American history buffs, Philadelphia also promotes itself as a center for biomedical and pharmaceutical companies. In recent years, education and health sectors have emerged as principal drivers of the local economy.

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    ac314stl

    almost 5 years ago

    52 Comments

    No Saint Louis Metropolitan police department is the the best place to work for police officers.

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    Anonymous

    about 5 years ago

    Hartford, CT has a low cost of living? Umm... CT has one of the highest costs of living in the US. 34K to start sounds a little meager.

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    jessie_Polanco

    about 5 years ago

    36 Comments

    i would say madison, wi

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    SAIBET_SALINAS

    about 5 years ago

    46 Comments

    Dallas TX.

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    jpete87

    about 5 years ago

    16 Comments

    SSGTD i would imagine dallas and tampa are not on here because of higher crime rates. plano probably isnt on here because of a higher cost of living. mmmm good list

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    MountainSmoky

    about 5 years ago

    110 Comments

    San Diego PD shouldn't be on this list. San Diego has traditionally paid their police officers less than all neighboring cities and is probably the lowest paid big city in CA. It's also expensive to live here, property is very expensive. Because San Diego is a city that borders Mexico its local politicans will support tough police enforcement. But to keep taxes low, they will not financially support it's police force with higher wages or benefits. The privatizing of some police services is also being considered for this city which means a loss of more police jobs.

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    SSGTD

    about 5 years ago

    34 Comments

    OK WHY is Dallas Police Dept(Dallas, TX) not on here, Where is Tampa Police Dept(Tampa, FL), Plano Police(Dallas, TX) mmmmmm bad list

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    rhile772

    about 5 years ago

    210 Comments

    yea va beach

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    police10

    about 5 years ago

    8 Comments

    Austin, Tx

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    kyle_emt

    about 5 years ago

    50 Comments

    #12. Virginia Beach, VA?? That's exactly where I want to apply :D

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    Charles333

    about 5 years ago

    20 Comments

    Cincinnati really? Didn't they just lay off over 100 officers?

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    cgregor12

    about 5 years ago

    3026 Comments

    This list is horrible!! some of these departments are going down hill and shouldn't even be ranked in the top 100!! (San Diego PD) There are some agencies that should have been here....(Las Vegas Metro) (Fort Worth PD)

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    Anonymous

    about 5 years ago

    Go Salt Lake Go!

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    HEYSARGE

    about 5 years ago

    16708 Comments

    Ok......I stopped at the first one which is # 25...Come on, if anyone knows San Diego, the cops are leaving by the hand full each month, the pension scandal is still on going and is in court, the reduced pay and benefits are breath taking and the mayor ( Former Police Chief Of SDPD ) is just not making sound decisions and the current Police Chief is just doing his time and not making waves about anything ( Transplant from another Ca. City ).............Enough said!

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    steppe2223

    about 5 years ago

    10 Comments

    Charlotte just added 125 new police posistions in July. We are still hireing and have a new out of state lateral class. Come on down.

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