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Top 25 Cities for Cops

Top 25 Cities for Cops

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#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 City-Data.com, 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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    CaptDiff

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    WTF NO NYCPD (NYPD) or Suffolk County, New York Police

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    DWCJR

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Where i live in Batesville Ar we have a ride program I LOVE IT but i have been trying to become a cop for three and a half years (been riding that long) have just about begged and pleaded to beable to get hired on but to this day NO luck They know ive been taking collage courses for my criminal justice deg but still no luck..But i will not quit although i am getting older but im going to make it to my passion and become what i truly want to be..

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    peerless1

    about 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    I have been in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff ending in a gun shot wound in the head resulting in not qualifying for LEO careers any longer. My career path went to bail bonds agencies, body guarding movie stars along with armed guard jobs. My enjoyment is to allow the next generation for the careers that are in need for us natural born warriors. We will endure and create the impossible for all of us in honor (showing self-humility) God Bless.

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    jaustin1911

    about 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Can't wait to start,Field Training is right around the corner!!!

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    jaustin1911

    about 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Al,most a cop,in Philly any advice?

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    DeputyBear

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I am from San Antonio, but work for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, SAPD is a good department, but some the officers seem to have the attitude that there Sh!t don't stink. The Deputy Sheriff's are look down upon by some of the PD guys, but not all, many started with the County first, and know that we deal with the same scum they do, we are just lower paid. We pollice the whole county, they are only within city limits. I have many friends in the PD and they agree that all Law Enforcement Officers should respect and support each other as equals.

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    Poop_Clown

    about 4 years ago

    534 Comments

    You gotta be kidding me!!!! Philly PD??? The poor guys are lucky of their patrol car works, or if there are enough guys working their district so the get quick back-up.

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    Sheepdog267

    about 4 years ago

    1530 Comments

    One important criteria that was not factored in - average commute time for police officers. During my trip to the Oakland funeral last year, I met many officers whose commute was two hours one way. It made my 40-minute one way commute seem much better.

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    d1788216

    about 4 years ago

    102 Comments

    sydsdaddy your dad is the bomb he works at a lot of diff police dept

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    Sydsdaddy

    about 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    My dad works in San Antonio and he introduced me to some of the law enforcement down there. They're great guys.

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    jjswan

    about 4 years ago

    50 Comments

    New admin changes are sure to put DPD at the top in coming years. The latest census also shows Denvers population exceeding 700,000. Even with the population boom over the last 10 years, And crime still on the rise (as to be expected) Denver still remains one of the safest cities for cities of the same size, to raise a family. The work is steady, sometimes very busy, but very effective. This is due to the great cops we have in Denver and the surrounding area's (where I worked).

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    lvmpd81

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Wow..Las Vegas didn't even make the list. I know it has a high unemployment rate, but starting salary is $52k the first year and about $60k the second year on up. The cost of living is above average but not like CA or NY.

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    BPAIZZY

    about 4 years ago

    406 Comments

    Yes, Austin is a great place, I am not suprised at all. San Antonio is also a good place.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    I was suprised to know that Austin, TX would be #1. I'm going to work there anyways.

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    MADmike71186

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Oakland PD is the place to be! Lots of great cops, real police work and starting pay of $80,000 a year.

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