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 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 California (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 13th – Median Income for Law-Enforcement Officers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
- 20th – % of Homicide Cases Solved
- 3rd – State & Local Police-Protection Expenses per Capita
- 11th – Police Deaths per 1,000 Officers
- 27th – Road Safety
Note: “Law-enforcement officers” includes police and sheriff’s patrol officers, detectives and criminal investigators.
For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-to-be-a-cop/34669