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Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

Top 25 Cities for Police Officers

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Kevin Powers,

#24. Philadelphia, PA

Population: 1,449,634

City’s Average Salary: $44,460

Starting Salary for Police Officers: $42,813

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 59

Average Commute Time: 29.4 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 176

Unemployment Rate: 8.0

The “City of Brotherly Love” — and the largest city on the list — has experienced a modest 3.1% uptick in unemployment, but has maintained an unemployment rate much lower than that of comparable cities. A mecca for tourists and American history buffs, Philadelphia also promotes itself as a center for biomedical and pharmaceutical companies. In recent years, education and health sectors have emerged as principal drivers of the local economy.

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