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10 Most Stable Cities for Police Officers

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It’s been a rough few years for America as a whole, but the public service sector has felt it the most. As budget cuts continue to cut jobs, it’s more important than ever to get the most bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally for Police Officers.

Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing at nearby departments and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from work?

So, which cities offer the most overall value to Police Officers?

Forbes has just released their rankings for the most stable cities in the US – and some may surprise you!

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The Criteria

Forbes looked at a variety of stats including Housing Affordability, Unemployment Rank, Job Forecast Rank, and Foreclosures Rank.

Thinking of relocating you and your family for better law enforcement career prospects? We’ve got you covered! Check out the list now:

Start Here! City #10 →




Sources: Forbes.com, Payscale, Census.gov


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    dp224inva

    over 2 years ago

    66 Comments

    Town of Orange VA is the worst you are going to find. The pay is low and the chief likes to fire a new office every 6 months. If you are not best friend with him or his Sgt Him and Her will fire you. In the past 4 year they have hired and fired 10 Officers and the dept is only 8 officer strong. Stay clear and save your LE job path.

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    Anonymous

    over 2 years ago

    AMEN,we did it again.Omaha is not only my birthplace ,but where I wore the badge proudly for my first twenty five,as an officer.Fantastic group af men and women in a fabulous city.

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    ejh246

    over 2 years ago

    4 Comments

    We have openings in Dothan, AL Pop 65K+, starting salary 32,656 working 7K plan, education incentives 2.5-7.5, take home vehicle. Dothan is a great place, 3 hours or less to Atalanta, B'ham, Pensacola or Mobile. 1 1/2 hours to Panama City Beach, low taxes. (Retireed military we are 30 minutes from Ft. Rucker) We are a 165 person agency. Go onlie to http://www.dothan.org/

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    lawdog89

    over 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    Stay far away from Montgomery County MD. You can live in a tar paper shack on what you make here. See, I'm starting the worst 10 list already.

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    tremor2

    over 3 years ago

    430 Comments

    Jackson Miss., and Little Rock, Ark.? This list has little credibility already!

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    shananigans86

    over 3 years ago

    166 Comments

    yeah, my agency covers 150k people, don't lay anyone off, and starting pay is 48k a year.

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    TrooperBorges

    over 3 years ago

    20 Comments

    whatttttt jackson mississippi please now i am sarting to belive this is a fake list , becouse jackson ms is the worst place to be a cop

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    IowaNinersFan

    over 3 years ago

    23148 Comments

    Des Moines made the list? I'm impressed!!! Their starting pay listed in the paper was about $43,000 last year.

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    Allen705

    about 4 years ago

    1466 Comments

    I think this list compares more of starting pay, to job security and cost of living.

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    PETE114

    about 4 years ago

    1396 Comments

    I think they should compile a list after talking to Police Officers. I bet you would get a little different results than what the experts say.

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    timhuggins

    about 4 years ago

    22 Comments

    http://www.bethebadge.com/

    check out Fayetteville, NC Police

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    Tetra021

    about 4 years ago

    492 Comments

    Wooo!
    Des Moines, Iowa!!
    That's where I plan to be an officer!

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Moving to NE soon, so I'm glad to hear that Omaha is #1!

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    CynthiaMagdaleno

    about 4 years ago

    1142 Comments

    Go Arkansas! ! !

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19380 Comments

    Your salary and OT goes a long way in South Texas.

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