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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Port St. Lucie, Pensacola and Panama City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tampa, Orlando and Sarasota
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Miami, Tampa and Orlando

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach

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  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • B.A. in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies
  • B.A. in Government with an Emphasis in State and Local Public Policy
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Programs
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • Flexible online and campus-based programs available.
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and more.
  • Advanced degrees in criminal justice help working professionals stay up to date on the latest law enforcement practices.
  • Some programs offer the opportunity for hands-on experience working on real criminal cases.
Programs
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Human Services / Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
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  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
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
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Available programs include B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Legal Studies, and A.S. in Paralegal Studies.
  • Accreditation for the Legal Studies and Paralegal Studies programs by the American Bar Association (ABA) at select campuses.
  • Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
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
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - 100% online
  • Courses include Introduction to Law Enforcement, Criminal Law and Procedures, and Criminology
  • Program focuses on theoretical and applied criminal justice, the role of law enforcement in the justice system, and more
  • South University brings over 115 years of achievement and tradition to a supportive, online classroom
Programs
  • BA in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
  • BA in Criminal Justice
  • AA in Criminal Justice

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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
  • BA/Law Enforcement Administration
  • MS/Criminal Justice - Forensic Science
  • MS/Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
  • Provides an exclusive Ashford Mobile app to keep students connected to the online classroom on the go.
  • Offers a business program in partnership and collaboration with Forbes magazine.
  • Offers several credit transfer and previous experience options for students who qualify.
  • Dedicated to fostering intellectual and personal growth since 1918.
  • Offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in business, health, education, and more.

More Florida 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
Miami
Doctorate
8,733
Cocoa
Associate
14,496
Fort Lauderdale
Associate
31,730
Ocala
Associate
6,210
Marianna
Bachelor
2,144
Daytona Beach
Bachelor
13,675
Fort Myers
Bachelor
11,369
Jacksonville
Bachelor
811
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Boca Raton
Doctorate
26,193
Jacksonville
Bachelor
24,939
Fort Myers
Doctorate
9,339
Key West
Associate
1,012
Miami Gardens
Masters
1,750
Hialeah
Bachelor
2,158
Lakeland
Masters
2,295
Tallahassee
Doctorate & First Professional
40,555
Panama City
Associate
5,758
Tampa
Associate
22,621
Naples
Masters
1,699
Fort Pierce
Bachelor
14,932
North Miami
Bachelor
1,955
Lake City
Associate
2,849
Leesburg
Associate
3,904
Boca Raton
Doctorate
2,549
Bradenton
Associate
9,869
Miami
Bachelor
54,094
Madison
Associate
1,291
Niceville
Bachelor
7,043
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
27,518
Lake Worth
Associate
22,881
New Port Richey
Associate
8,065
Pensacola
Associate
10,728
Winter Haven
Associate
7,757
Palatka
Associate
5,111
Saint Leo
Masters
13,788
Miami Gardens
Doctorate & First Professional
2,407
Gainesville
Associate
14,824
Sanford
Associate
12,745
Avon Park
Associate
2,787
Lakeland
Masters
3,069
Clearwater
Bachelor
25,450
Tallahassee
Associate
13,776
Tampa
Masters
5,628
Pensacola
Doctorate
10,358
Orlando
Doctorate
48,398
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449
Jacksonville
Doctorate
16,406
Tampa
Doctorate & First Professional
44,870
Orlando
Associate
32,870
Pensacola
Associate
243

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. 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
Jacksonville 2800 $50,990
Cape Coral 1160 $46,580
Fort Myers 1160 $46,580
Crestview 340 $38,070
Fort Walton Beach 340 $38,070
Destin 340 $38,070
Deltona 1010 $40,120
Daytona Beach 1010 $40,120
Ormond Beach 1010 $40,120
Gainesville 640 $45,790
Lakeland 960 $48,120
Winter Haven 960 $48,120
Miami 13230 $70,350
Fort Lauderdale 13230 $70,350
West Palm Beach 13230 $70,350
Naples 700 $59,630
Immokalee 700 $59,630
Marco Island 700 $59,630
North Port 1240 $58,830
Sarasota 1240 $58,830
Bradenton 1240 $58,830
Ocala 560 $45,270
Orlando 4340 $49,190
Kissimmee 4340 $49,190
Sanford 4340 $49,190
Palm Bay 1180 $45,170
Melbourne 1180 $45,170
Titusville 1180 $45,170
Panama City 480 $40,160
Pensacola 930 $39,330
Ferry Pass 930 $39,330
Brent 930 $39,330
Port St. Lucie 590 $54,070
Punta Gorda 340 $51,290
Sebastian 250 $47,660
Vero Beach 250 $47,660
Sebring 170 $45,690
Tallahassee 920 $49,920
Tampa 5120 $54,400
St. Petersburg 5120 $54,400
Clearwater 5120 $54,400
The Villages 170 $41,180

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