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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bremerton, Longview and Olympia
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Seattle, Spokane and Kennewick
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Seattle, Bellingham and Mount Vernon

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Programs
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • 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.
  • Flexible online and campus-based programs available.
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
  • 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
  • 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.
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
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Committed to empowering students with education and skills to help them reach their goals since 1979.
  • Online programs include business management, RN to BSN, and more.
  • Technical assistance for students is available 24/7.
  • Institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Ground campuses are also available across Arizona and New Mexico. 
Programs
  • Criminal Justice - D.B.A.
  • Homeland Security Leadership & Policy - D.B.A.
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

More Washington 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
Bellevue
Bachelor
12,305
Ellensburg
Masters
10,505
Centralia
Associate
3,652
Pasco
Associate
6,393
Cheney
Doctorate
10,686
Everett
Associate
7,674
Spokane
Doctorate & First Professional
6,873
Aberdeen
Associate
2,050
Auburn
Associate
6,919
Des Moines
Associate
5,859
Longview
Associate
3,348
Bremerton
Bachelor
6,623
Port Angeles
Bachelor
3,180
Lakewood
Associate
7,504
Puyallup
Associate
3,068
Lacey
Masters
1,605
Seattle
Doctorate
7,529
Shoreline
Associate
5,581
Mount Vernon
Associate
5,727
Spokane
Associate
6,961
Tacoma
Associate
5,811
Walla Walla
Associate
4,600
Pullman
Doctorate & First Professional
24,396
Bellingham
Associate
4,127
Yakima
Associate
4,354

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. 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
Bremerton 330 $66,370
Silverdale 330 $66,370
Bellingham 270 $76,810
Longview 130 $70,010
Kennewick 510 $81,330
Richland 510 $81,330
Mount Vernon 180 $75,400
Anacortes 180 $75,400
Olympia 250 $76,810
Tumwater 250 $76,810
Seattle 4870 $83,410
Tacoma 4870 $83,410
Bellevue 4870 $83,410
Spokane 550 $73,800
Spokane Valley 550 $73,800
Walla Walla 70 $64,770
Wenatchee 120 $72,400
Yakima 320 $70,850

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