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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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    TGman

    over 5 years ago

    594 Comments

    GO CINCINNATI!!!!!!!!! lol

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    sselby86

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Hoping that everything pans out in my background investigation with Columbus PD

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    Elektra

    over 5 years ago

    214 Comments

    This was interesting to read!

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    St. Louis is a small city with a lot of crime.....Damn It. But the officers advancce quick. U might be detective in 3 years..

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    vockiss

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    i want be a under cover investigator

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    tbbeckham

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    No suprise Atlanta didn't make the list

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    Thrash450

    over 5 years ago

    14 Comments

    if you r bored with your dept and think you have no action in your city you are more than welcome to come to Columbus MS and work your ass off and have fun for around 30k a year.

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    Thrash450

    over 5 years ago

    14 Comments

    they should make it a federal law that leo make a min of 40 to 45k for what we do.

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    Castmin

    over 5 years ago

    88 Comments

    Aw, Detroit didn't make the top 25.....

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    police2deputy

    over 5 years ago

    190 Comments

    Who the hell is kylereedy and why are you even on a LE site?? Your comments make no sence and have no relation to this article. Sounds to me like you are just looking to bash cops.

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    securetexas

    over 5 years ago

    1038 Comments

    Cannot agree with the commute time... Cool place to live, if you love the water... Lake Travis is # 1

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    peyork2003

    over 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    Surprised that Knoxville,TN didn't make the list.....

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    azcopper51965

    over 5 years ago

    602 Comments

    Very interesting and informative. Thanks!

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    steelnpearls

    over 5 years ago

    290 Comments

    Austin knows how to treat it's officers and firemen...my brother-in-law is an Austin fireman/EMT...nice city too!

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

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