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WalletHub study: California is 2022’s 2nd best state for police officers

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

This article was released by WalletHub.