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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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  • BA/Law Enforcement Administration
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology
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More California Police Patrol Officers Schools

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield1490$76,090
Chico360$87,270
El Centro220$79,750
Fresno1100$73,850
Hanford-Corcoran200$69,720
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade4010$90,460
Salinas560$84,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim29380$100,010
Madera220$76,010
Merced290$78,200
Modesto650$82,590
Napa160$113,480
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura1320$105,130
Redding300$95,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario5760$90,190
San Diego-Carlsbad4720$82,280
Santa Rosa590$106,130
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward9500$105,540
Stockton-Lodi1010$76,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara3950$117,840
Vallejo-Fairfield600$99,680
Visalia-Porterville940$74,840
Yuba City250$
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande440$87,690
Santa Cruz-Watsonville440$103,410
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara670$96,530

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