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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Louisiana

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lake Charles, New Orleans and Monroe
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Alexandria, Lafayette and Baton Rouge
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Shreveport, Lafayette and New Orleans

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Programs
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • 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.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track

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Programs
  • Master of Law: International Legal Studies
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
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Programs
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Online bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, IT, Healthcare Management, Pscyhology & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
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  • Criminal Justice - Associate in Occupational Studies
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
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  • 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 Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Let Regent Lead The Way
  • No matter your passion, you'll find your place at Regent! Choose from more than 95 areas of study in the subject areas employers demand.
Programs
  • Applied Criminology Certificate
  • Criminal Justice (Doctorate) - Online
  • Behavioral Crime Analysis Certificate
  • 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
  • Criminal Justice, MA (Online)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.

More Louisiana 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
Baton Rouge
Associate
7,031
Bossier City
Associate
4,986
New Orleans
Associate
13,210
New Orleans
Bachelor
956
Grambling
Doctorate
5,161
Pineville
Masters
1,056
Alexandria
Bachelor
2,574
Eunice
Associate
2,864
Shreveport
Masters
3,948
Oakdale
Associate
310
Bogalusa
Associate
1,080
New Orleans
Masters & First Professional
4,360
Lake Charles
Masters
8,095
Thibodaux
Masters
6,864
Natchitoches
Masters
9,037
New Orleans
Masters
1,298
Lafayette
Associate
2,944
Hammond
Doctorate
14,744
Baton Rouge
Doctorate
8,288
New Orleans
Masters
2,648
Shreveport
Associate
2,337
Lake Charles
Associate
1,627
Monroe
Doctorate & First Professional
8,541
Lafayette
Doctorate
16,345

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. 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
Baton Rouge 1320 $
Alexandria 330 $37,070
Hammond 200 $28,900
Houma 370 $37,670
Thibodaux 370 $37,670
Lafayette 1030 $39,060
Lake Charles 720 $36,000
Monroe 350 $31,630
New Orleans 4040 $40,910
Metairie 4040 $40,910
Shreveport 810 $47,860
Bossier City 810 $47,860

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