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Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

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Kevin Powers,

#25. San Diego, CA

Population: 1,266,731

City’s Average Salary: $45,210

Starting Salary for Police Officers: $48,480

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 91

Average Commute Time: 23.4 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 208

Unemployment Rate: 8.8

If you like consistent, pleasant weather, you aren’t going to find a much better fit than San Diego. The average winter temperature is above 50 degrees and the hottest part of the year averages in the high 70s. While the recent recession has caused a large spike in unemployment, the city still enjoys a mean income of over $45,000 and a top-25 ranking amongst the nation’s best cities for job growth.

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