Information via WalletHub: With President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address calling for the nation to “fund the police” with better training and resources, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Be a Police Officer, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.
In order to determine the best states to pursue a career in law enforcement, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 key indicators of police-friendliness. The data set ranges from the median income for law-enforcement officers to police deaths per 1,000 officers to state and local police-protection expenses per capita.
Life & Work for Cops in Maryland (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 16th – Median Income for Law-Enforcement Officers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
- 25th – Median Income Growth for Law-Enforcement Officers
- 28th – Violent-Crime Rate
- 5th – State & Local Police-Protection Expenses per Capita
- 5th – Police Deaths per 1,000 Officers
Note: “Law-enforcement officers” includes police and sheriff’s patrol officers, detectives and criminal investigators.
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Top 5 states / jurisdictions include:
4 District of Columbia
Bottom 5 states include:
48 West Virginia