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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Merced, Yuba City and Vallejo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bakersfield, Santa Ana and San Jose
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Sacramento, Riverside and Oakland

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, Oakland and Santa Rosa

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Programs
  • Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Offers associate and bachelor-level programs in Criminal Justice.
  • Program topics include criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice and more.
  • A B.A.S. in Criminal Justice program is also available for students who already possess an A.A.S.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track

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.

Programs
  • Master of Law: International Legal Studies
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • 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.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • Applied Criminology Certificate
  • Applied Criminology (Certificate) - Online
  • Behavioral Crime Analysis (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • A.S. Paralegal Studies
  • Paralegal Studies Certificate

Brighton College and the former Paralegal Institute share a long history of providing excellent, affordable, career-oriented education that positions students for success in the workforce! Brighton College was founded in 1961 in Hudson, Ohio and offers programs in allied health professions, including medical coding, medical billing, medical records, medical office specialist, health services management, pharmacy technician.

Programs
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
  • Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
  • The first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States
  • No set class times or locations
  • Affordable tuition, guaranteed not to increase as long as you are enrolled
  • Accelerated eight-week terms
  • Classes start every month

More California 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
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Lancaster
Associate
834
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Barstow
Associate
2,906
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Riverside
Masters
3,775
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Chico
Masters
17,034
Carson
Masters
12,082
Hayward
Masters
13,124
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
San Bernardino
Doctorate
17,066
San Marcos
Masters
9,159
Turlock
Doctorate
8,836
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Ridgecrest
Associate
4,577
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Orange
Masters
6,328
Glendora
Associate
11,467
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Kentfield
Associate
6,476
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Visalia
Associate
11,697
Weed
Associate
2,782
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Joshua Tree
Associate
1,673
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
West Covina
Associate
672
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Compton
Associate
3,641
San Jose
Associate
8,707
Quincy
Associate
1,688
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Gilroy
Associate
6,049
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Huntington Beach
Associate
13,354
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Imperial
Associate
8,682
Irvine
Associate
9,805
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Susanville
Associate
1,829
Loma Linda
Doctorate & First Professional
4,022
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Wilmington
Associate
8,850
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Los Angeles
Associate
6,095
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Pittsburg
Associate
8,360
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oakland
Associate
6,944
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Moorpark
Associate
14,495
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
La Jolla
Masters
26,363
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Angwin
Masters
1,363
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Reedley
Associate
12,158
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
San Diego
Associate
10,650
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
Calexico
Masters
885
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Associate
9,805
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Redding
Associate
9,102
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
San Bruno
Associate
8,359
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Rohnert Park
Masters
8,770
Taft
Associate
9,328
Irvine
Doctorate & First Professional
26,483
La Verne
Doctorate & First Professional
7,370
Ventura
Associate
12,603
Victorville
Associate
10,149
Coalinga
Associate
2,833
Lemoore
Associate
3,833
Culver City
Associate
9,975
Saratoga
Associate
11,210
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. 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
Bakersfield 1490 $71,200
Chico 360 $80,140
El Centro 220 $75,140
Fresno 1100 $70,680
Hanford 200 $65,750
Corcoran 200 $65,750
Sacramento 4010 $94,950
Roseville 4010 $94,950
Arden 4010 $94,950
Arcade 4010 $94,950
Salinas 560 $85,660
Los Angeles 29380 $100,390
Long Beach 29380 $100,390
Anaheim 29380 $100,390
Madera 220 $65,800
Merced 290 $74,200
Modesto 650 $78,940
Napa 160 $112,840
Oxnard 1320 $109,450
Thousand Oaks 1320 $109,450
Ventura 1320 $109,450
Redding 300 $100,460
Riverside 5760 $92,320
San Bernardino 5760 $92,320
Ontario 5760 $92,320
San Diego 4720 $81,980
Carlsbad 4720 $81,980
Santa Rosa 590 $110,410
San Francisco 9500 $105,230
Oakland 9500 $105,230
Hayward 9500 $105,230
Stockton 1010 $70,100
Lodi 1010 $70,100
San Jose 3950 $118,920
Sunnyvale 3950 $118,920
Santa Clara 3950 $118,920
Vallejo 600 $106,350
Fairfield 600 $106,350
Visalia 940 $69,990
Porterville 940 $69,990
Yuba City 250 $
San Luis Obispo 440 $87,870
Paso Robles 440 $87,870
Arroyo Grande 440 $87,870
Santa Cruz 440 $105,270
Watsonville 440 $105,270
Santa Maria 670 $96,850
Santa Barbara 670 $96,850

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