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10 Most Stable Cities for Police Officers

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#7. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX



Population: 256,295

Beginning Police Officer Pay: $36,330

Housing Affordability Rank: 19

Unemployment Rank: 82

Avg. Travel Time to Work: 18.2 minutes

Job Forecast Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 1

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    RCBCOP

    almost 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I find it very hard to believe that Jackson P. D. , Jackson, Ms, is rated the third best place for police officers. I retired from there and worked in Internal Affairs and along with the FBI conduct corruption investigations. Someone did not ask the right people.

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    maddocn

    almost 5 years ago

    20 Comments

    To stanek_33..Ft. Worth does not require a college degree. We have our own academy and you'll be paid while you earn your peace officer's license. Starting pay once you graduate is around $48K. Trust me, if you're in the DFW area and want to work for a large department with good pay and benefits check our Ft. Worth.

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    11tango

    almost 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    WOW.. I guess the cost of living elsewhere in the US is fantastic. Starting pay for LEO's here in CA metro area is in the high 60's some departments start in the 90k range or more.. Its a lot tougher to get hired here I would think.

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    palverson1

    almost 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    After 3 years "they" claim you'll be at 51K per year as well as not needing a degree.
    I want to start off in the town I grew up in Hornlake Ms, get some experience and then do a lateral somewheres' else.

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    Anonymous

    almost 5 years ago

    If you go to firelink you'll notice the exact same cities the fire departments make between $3,000-21,000 more then the police do! Thats degradingly disghusting and outlandishly stupid.

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    palverson1

    almost 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    Memphis

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    stanek_33

    almost 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    I was interested in becoming a police officer in the dallas area but do not want to go thrue the long duration of getting a degree, is there any where that is not required????----bryan

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    fireman050

    almost 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    holy i never thought my crappy city would make number 3

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