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Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

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#8. Portland, OR

Population: 550,396

City’s Average Salary: $43,370

Starting Salary for Police Officers: $51,912

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 58

Average Commute Time: 22.4 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 55

Unemployment Rate: 10.7

Historically, Portland has had a long-standing association with high-tech industries. According to City-Data.com, more than 1,200 tech companies currently operate in Portland, and, in 2004, microcomputer components manufacturer Intel was the city’s largest employer. The city has also seen consistent growth in the education and health-services sectors, helping the area maintain its high growth ratings despite significant decreases in employment in the natural resources, mining and construction sectors.

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    WOW. Not one Arizona PD, and CA had only one in the top 25.

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    JBtcso3424

    over 5 years ago

    554 Comments

    WOW Austin made #1, what about Travis County, why are we not in there, or do they not want Sheriff Depts. hmmm, sup with that.

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    cmh308

    over 5 years ago

    3516 Comments

    Great information. Just FYI Columbus, Ohio and Honolulu, HI are NOT hiring at this time.

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    MCBJ

    over 5 years ago

    5874 Comments

    I haven't been in every one of the listed cities.

    But, of the ones I've ever lived in or visited, I totally agree with the comments.

    Two things: (a) I'm surprised that San Diego is only #25, and, (b) any folks who aspire to join Portland, OR PD, just be aware there is a lawyer up there who somehow believes he is on this earth to issue parking tickets to on-duty patrol officers...I kid you not...

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    tigerlilly_07

    over 5 years ago

    1322 Comments

    Good List.. Hopefully when I'm going through the hiring process Austin will be hiring. I wouldn't have to move that far away from my mom's side of the family and I'd have two family members from my dad's side of the family within a twenty minute drive.

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    blucas80

    over 5 years ago

    1002 Comments

    Good list, hopefully none of those cities will be laying off any police officers. Seems like that's all the my state talks about.

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    LP_MD

    over 5 years ago

    1358 Comments

    Hey where's Balmer (Baltimore) or DC? Clean , fresh air, little noise or traffic, LEO friendly neighborhood folks...HAH ;)

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    didevine

    over 5 years ago

    12 Comments

    My wife and I just took a vacation to the mainland and we stopped for a few days in San Antonio to visit a friend. What a shithole.

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    rpd242

    over 5 years ago

    158 Comments

    wow, we made a list? and it wasnt for most homicides

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    Woody_TX

    over 5 years ago

    8 Comments

    Austin and San Antonio #1 and #2

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    Mr_Fister

    over 5 years ago

    12 Comments

    i would like to see a list that ranks the highest populated city in every state from best to worst

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    JamieKent2000

    over 5 years ago

    36 Comments

    lol Nashville Tn made 16 sweet

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    lv_fuzz

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Who made this list? No Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department anywhere on the list. I laugh!!!!!!!!!

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    Miles07

    over 5 years ago

    24 Comments

    #6 for Seattle PD! Starting pay $60,672 and tops out at $90,000!

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    spchudsonkj

    over 5 years ago

    150 Comments

    Hell yeah Salt Lake!!! Number 3!!! Go UTAH!!

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