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Top 25 Cities for Cops

Top 25 Cities for Cops


#8. Portland, OR

Population: 550,396

City’s Average Salary: $43,370

Starting Salary for Police Officers: $51,912

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 58

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 55

Unemployment Rate: 11.4

Historically, Portland has had a long-standing association with high-tech industries. According to, more than 1,200 tech companies currently operate in Portland, and, in 2004, microcomputer components manufacturer Intel was the city’s largest employer. The city has also seen consistent growth in the education and health-services sectors, helping the area maintain its high growth ratings despite significant decreases in employment in the natural resources, mining and construction sectors.

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