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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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    WWilliams86

    over 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    oh my god, 60,000to start off being a cop n seattle with no degree,i almost have a degree so if if 60,00 is the low for me in seattle send me there

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    Hello all, I have a school project were I must research at least 4 police departments that are currently hiring or recruiting for police officers. I have to describe the process of law enforcement recruitment, hiring, and training. Please help me locate these police departments.

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    JeMan

    over 5 years ago

    528 Comments

    I'm surprised not to see any Florida departments.

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    Chris4506

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    San Antonio is really not that great, but just to live in texas is...

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    ThBnn

    over 5 years ago

    514 Comments

    i need to move to texas!

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    CGoldbach

    over 5 years ago

    44 Comments

    good thing I live in Texas, San Antonio here I come! haha

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    bricetheman2006

    over 5 years ago

    22 Comments

    Hey this is crap, where is Dallas Police Department. They should have been in the top 10.

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    rodneyra1

    over 5 years ago

    20 Comments

    Wouldn't even consider Dallas. Even if it was 80K.... But Fort Worth is an excellent dept starting at around 48K.

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    rodneyra1

    over 5 years ago

    20 Comments

    A small suburb of DFW (Hurst) is where I'm aiming for. Great community (I grew up there). Officers start at about 58K...... And a great department too!!!

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    bearcatiam

    over 5 years ago

    22 Comments

    Columbus, Ohio should NOT be #17... It should not even be on this 25 list. The mayor is threatening to lay off 297 police officers if an upcoming levy doesn't pass. Complete investigative divisions will be eliminated and the citizens will definitely feel the impact when the murder and violent crime rise dramatically!!

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    bluelineapplicant

    over 5 years ago

    114 Comments

    Portland Oregon number 7 that's good to hear

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    Inxorte

    over 5 years ago

    734 Comments

    How about Houston or Dallas/FTW?

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    Did some of the "acorn people" help in this data collection?

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    jorge_low

    over 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    man oh man i just recently turned 21 last month i was going to apply for police officer over here in n las vegas there hiring right now 150 people next thing i find out you got to be a citizen and guess what im not guess i gata become one before i can apply gata wait till i become one and till there's another opening man that got me down

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    baldie

    over 5 years ago

    168 Comments

    Virginia Beach, VA --

    "$36,995 Annual Salary During Police Academy
    New police officer recruits are paid $36,995 while attending the 24-week police academy.

    $38, 868 Annual Salary Upon Academy Graduation (5% Increase)
    Upon graduation from the police academy, police officers are sworn in and receive a 5% increase to $38,868. This amount represents "base" salary which does not include earnings from paid overtime or court time. All uniforms and equipment are supplied by the Virginia Beach Police Department."

    As found here:
    http://www.vbgov.com/vgn.aspx?vgnextoid=98c01d7ccde36110VgnVCM10000...

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