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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Alabama

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Auburn, Decatur and Tuscaloosa
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Huntsville, Mobile and Birmingham
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Alabama

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Birmingham

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  • Criminal Justice (BS)
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
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Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

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  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
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  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • Average class size is 25, allowing for more one-on-one time with instructors.
  • Has a 97% employment rate among available graduates.
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  • Michigan's largest independent college.
  • Most instructors are working professionals in the fields they teach.
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  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
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  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
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  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.

More Alabama Police Patrol Officers Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Montgomery
Doctorate
5,608
Athens
Bachelor
3,072
Auburn University
Doctorate & First Professional
24,137
Montgomery
Masters
5,138
Alexander City
Associate
2,177
Phenix City
Associate
1,929
Enterprise
Associate
2,189
Montgomery
Masters & First Professional
2,918
Hanceville
Associate
5,247
Selma
Associate
1,781
Jacksonville
Masters
9,077
Birmingham
Associate
7,944
Tanner
Associate
9,117
Marion
Bachelor
311
Birmingham
Associate
3,320
Fairfield
Bachelor
1,210
Muscle Shoals
Associate
3,678
Tuscaloosa
Doctorate & First Professional
25,544
Troy
Masters
28,955
Mobile
Doctorate
13,779
Birmingham
Masters
3,826
Mobile
Associate
188

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Alabama. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Police Patrol Officers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Police Patrol Officers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Auburn 170 $38,300
Opelika 170 $38,300
Anniston 270 $38,250
Oxford 270 $38,250
Jacksonville 270 $38,250
Huntsville 790 $47,220
Daphne 350 $45,470
Fairhope 350 $45,470
Foley 350 $45,470
Decatur 290 $
Dothan 400 $36,210
Birmingham 2950 $49,610
Hoover 2950 $49,610
Florence 260 $39,330
Muscle Shoals 260 $39,330
Gadsden 260 $33,910
Mobile 850 $34,770
Montgomery 1020 $44,920
Tuscaloosa 640 $51,700

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