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Top 25 Cities for Cops

Top 25 Cities for Cops


#3. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA

Population: 354,361

City’s Average Salary: $40,630

Starting Salary for Police Officers: $37,514

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 23

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 179

Unemployment Rate: 6.7

Despite a downturn in employment in most major cities, the Washington, D.C., area has continued to flourish because of it’s connection federal government jobs and the many private companies that support its work. Unemployment is an astoundingly-low 6.7 percent, and although the cost of living can be high, there are dozens of free museums and shows downtown to check out during your days off.

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