Posts Tagged ‘Alaska’

Best states for a police career

May 10, 2017

Here’s another of those lists. It ranks the states (and DC) based on 20 criteria in 3 general categories: opportunity & competition for police jobs, police hazards & protections, and quality of life. The best state for a police career is North Dakota, followed by Connecticut and New York. The worst is Louisiana, followed by Arkansas and Alaska.

Police salaries highest in New Jersey

January 16, 2015

This article reports that police salaries are highest in New Jersey, followed by California and Alaska. These are also high cost-of-living states, plus NJ has strong police unions. The sustainability of high police salaries for budget-strapped municipalities continues to be discussed around the country.