Top 25 Cities for Cops
#15. Buffalo, NY
City’s Average Salary: $38,640
Starting Salary for Police Officers: $44,229
Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 1
Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 174
Unemployment Rate: 8.6
Known for an abundance of greenery, a historic waterfront and a diverse cuisine, Buffalo has a lot to offer in terms of overall value. New York’s second largest city topped the list for cost-of-living per income ratio, and boasts one of the lowest average commute times in the nation. Unfortunately, this city also has one of highest unemployment rates on the list, so this year it ranks in the bottom half.