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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in North Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Goldsboro, Jacksonville and Fayetteville
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Raleigh, Greensboro and Durham
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in North Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro

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  • 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
  • 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.
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.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
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
  • Criminal Justice - Bachelor's

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Charlotte
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Programs
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.
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Fayetteville
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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
Programs
  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Provides tutoring at no additional charge to assist during stressful times.
  • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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Conway
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Programs
  • Criminal Justice, MA (Online)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.

More North Carolina 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
Graham
Associate
3,925
Boone
Doctorate
15,871
Asheville
Associate
6,408
Wilson
Bachelor
1,130
Washington
Associate
1,476
Dublin
Associate
1,226
Supply
Associate
1,162
Hudson
Associate
3,728
Buies Creek
Masters & First Professional
6,208
Wilmington
Associate
7,570
Morehead City
Associate
1,628
Salisbury
Masters
1,323
Hickory
Associate
4,765
Sanford
Associate
4,603
Charlotte
Associate
18,052
Murfreesboro
Bachelor
875
Shelby
Associate
2,064
Jacksonville
Associate
4,349
Elizabeth City
Associate
2,117
New Bern
Associate
3,032
Thomasville
Associate
3,399
Durham
Associate
5,170
Greenville
Doctorate & First Professional
25,990
Tarboro
Associate
1,687
Elizabeth City
Masters
3,061
Fayetteville
Doctorate
6,692
Fayetteville
Associate
9,063
Winston Salem
Associate
7,276
Dallas
Associate
5,718
Greensboro
Bachelor
2,688
Jamestown
Associate
10,571
Weldon
Associate
1,142
Clyde
Associate
2,127
High Point
Masters
3,064
Spindale
Associate
2,131
Kenansville
Associate
1,118
Charlotte
Bachelor
1,463
Smithfield
Associate
4,145
Banner Elk
Bachelor
882
Kinston
Associate
2,733
Salisbury
Bachelor
960
Spruce Pine
Associate
1,472
Marion
Associate
1,134
Fayetteville
Masters
2,118
Statesville
Associate
2,687
Troy
Associate
954
Mount Olive
Bachelor
3,277
Rocky Mount
Associate
2,916
Greensboro
Doctorate
10,498
Durham
Masters & First Professional
8,383
Raleigh
Doctorate & First Professional
31,802
Rocky Mount
Bachelor
1,583
Misenheimer
Masters
2,053
Roxboro
Associate
2,575
Winterville
Associate
6,499
Asheboro
Associate
2,521
Hamlet
Associate
1,799
Ahoskie
Associate
384
Lumberton
Associate
1,788
Wentworth
Associate
2,013
Salisbury
Associate
5,158
Raleigh
Bachelor
1,284
Clinton
Associate
1,278
Pinehurst
Associate
3,826
Raleigh
Masters
2,866
Asheville
Bachelor
133
Polkton
Associate
2,250
Whiteville
Associate
1,811
Sylva
Associate
2,040
Albemarle
Associate
2,390
Dobson
Associate
3,201
Murphy
Associate
1,079
Charlotte
Doctorate
22,388
Pembroke
Masters
5,937
Wilmington
Doctorate
12,180
Henderson
Associate
4,135
Raleigh
Associate
12,238
Goldsboro
Associate
2,988
Cullowhee
Doctorate
9,056
Morganton
Associate
2,448
Wilkesboro
Associate
2,476
Wilson
Associate
1,642
Winston-Salem
Masters
5,870

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for North Carolina. 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
Asheville 820 $41,330
Jacksonville 370 $44,040
Burlington 310 $45,920
Durham 1140 $47,570
Chapel Hill 1140 $47,570
Fayetteville 920 $43,700
Goldsboro 260 $34,590
Greensboro 1600 $46,450
High Point 1600 $46,450
Greenville 360 $47,040
Hickory 740 $37,450
Lenoir 740 $37,450
Morganton 740 $37,450
New Bern 330 $39,750
Raleigh 1970 $47,010
Rocky Mount 330 $38,560
Wilmington 810 $43,840
Winston 1140 $40,130
Salem 1140 $40,130

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