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Transit and Railroad Police

5% Projected Job Increase
200 New Jobs

What’s Ahead

Opportunities for transit and railroad police are expected to grow at a 5% rate, mostly as a result of increased use of passenger and freight trains.

Their mandate is to prevent and investigate crimes committed against the carrier, passengers or theft of any in-transit property. With growing energy costs, rail is becoming a more popular option, which means an increase in the number of police required keep it safe.

Specialized Degrees

Requirements vary for private employers. For state employees, a criminal justice degree often isn’t required but can dramatically increase starting salary.

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