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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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    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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