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Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

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#18. Columbus, OH

Population: 747,755

City’s Average Salary: $40,770


Starting Salary for Police Officers: $41,745

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 17

Average Commute Time: 20 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 178

Unemployment Rate: 7.9

Columbus boasts a robust economy, ranking in the top 10 in the nation. Government jobs provide the largest source of employment here, followed by its large higher education institutions. Columbus offers a relatively low cost of living and also boasts the lowest unemployment rate of all the 25 best value cities on this list.

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    Fleminpj

    almost 5 years ago

    184 Comments

    haha, so outside of Texas, how many of these places are actually hiring, and not laying off veteran officers?

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    girlinsac

    almost 5 years ago

    24 Comments

    I am shocked to see who is #1, application process is easy to find out just go to the website of the one you sre interested in. Also they usually have a recruit line you can ask questions.

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    jennieveamore

    almost 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    if anyone has information on how to start the process please advise

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    MIMI

    almost 5 years ago

    266 Comments

    Yes texas not just Austin there are may more cities!

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    torribishop

    about 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    I have tried numerous times to get into becoming an police officer. I have been turned down three times. There is no way to prepare for the test. How do I get mentally prepared for these examination?

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    JOEED1962

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    MY NAME IS JOE ED GARCIA.THANK YOU.YES I WAN TO BE A POLICE OFFICER,PLEASE, CAN YOU TALK ME,WHERE I NEED TO GO AND GET THE RIGHT PERSONS TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT.THANKS.JOE

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    AARONPAUL

    about 5 years ago

    94 Comments

    HEY!! I CAN NOT WAIT TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER..M.P.U.S.ARMY IS NOT THE SAME.I LIVE IN TEXAS ALSO.TEST TIME;THEN OFF TO ACADEMY I GO.AFTER ALL THE OTHER THINGS 1ST I MUST PASS....DID NOT LIKE TRUCK DRIVEING AT ALL.ALL MY LIFE I WANTED TO WORK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OUTSIDE THE U.S.ARMY (M.P. WORK) HAPPY!!!

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    LDavis86

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    hey my name larry i have this big thing of becoming a cop.Am current in school taking criminal justice to become an cop.I stay in atlanta georgia could anyone help me.

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    darylriley

    about 5 years ago

    72 Comments

    I've heard that Austin PD just recently cancelled an academy just a few weeks into it and sent everyone home...I have no first hand information on this, but a relative in Texas State Govt mentioned it to me last week.

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    HuskerSteve

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Wondering why Omaha, NE didn't make the list...Low unemployment, short commute time, low cost of living...strong economic growth....Was it just because of starting salary? Hmmmm....

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    jpete87

    about 5 years ago

    16 Comments

    i know tons of police in san antonio that actuallty pull 6 figures after side jobs and overtime are factored in.

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    geminigod26

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    iv been thinkin of becomein an officer. im a truck driver now and am gettin burned out. can someone give me some advice on what i need to do.

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    barryedaniel

    about 5 years ago

    4032 Comments

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Achaffee

    about 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    Wow... down to the details

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    Gursimran

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Hmmm..... Interesting...!!!

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