Career Outlook for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Also known as:  Border Guard, Border Patrol Officer, Constable, Cop, Deputy Sheriff, Highway Patrol Officer, Motorcycle Police, Mounted Police, Park Police, Patrol Officer
The overall job outlook for Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 4.54 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 0.76 percent per year. Demand for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers is expected to go up, with an expected 74,500 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.45 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in the following states
California 75,730
New York 55,480
Texas 53,490
Florida 36,540
Illinois 30,110
Pennsylvania 27,830
Ohio 24,110
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Alaska 1,210
Vermont 1,240
Wyoming 1,300
Delaware 1,530
South Dakota 1,550
Montana 1,780
Rhode Island 1,790
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