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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Johnstown, Philadelphia and Erie
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: York, Harrisburg and Lancaster
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Lancaster and Reading

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  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • B.S. in Justice Studies
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
  • Interested in enhancing your skills and knowledge in the criminal justice field? Learn more at GCU!
  • GCU promotes interdisciplinary studies and research while developing valued skills in the justice workplace.
  • Develop collaborative and analytical skills through a rigorous educational environment and Christian worldview.
  • GCU's master's and bachelor's degrees prepare students to change lives, enhance communities and ensure the fair treatment of community members.
  • Gain the analytical skills and legal expertise needed to evaluate individuals and take charge in a professional legal setting.
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
  • Criminal Justice - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Reading
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  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice - Associate in Specialized Business
  • 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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Sunbury
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  • 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
  • Criminal Justice & First Response - Associate
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
  • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
  • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Lancaster
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  • BA in Criminal Justice - Criminalistics Specialization
  • AA in Criminal Justice
  • BA in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 82% of all full-time faculty have a terminal degree in their field.
  • With 1367 total faculty members, the student-to-teacher ratio is 15:1.
  • Currently the 3rd largest Catholic University in the United States, with 16,000 enrolled students and more than 76,000 alumni across the world. 
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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
  • Criminal Justice Associate Degree
  • Based on their 2014 graduate survey, 85.7% of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
  • Offers academic assistance services for students, including tutors, personal advisors and SMARTHINKING, their 24/7 online learning assistance center.
  • 84% of surveyed graduates said they would recommend Central Penn College to a friend.
  • On-campus housing is provided through  apartments and townhouses, not dorms.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on HIgher Education (MSCHE).
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More Pennsylvania Police Patrol Officers Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Reading
Masters
2,233
Glenside
Doctorate
3,592
Bloomsburg
Doctorate
8,745
Newtown
Associate
9,649
Butler
Associate
3,656
Radnor
Masters
3,108
California
Masters
8,206
Allentown
Masters
1,888
Philadelphia
Doctorate
2,062
Clarion
Masters
6,795
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Monaca
Associate
3,194
Center Valley
Masters
2,898
Media
Associate
10,816
Doylestown
Masters
2,081
Philadelphia
Doctorate
20,682
Edinboro
Masters
7,686
Elizabethtown
Masters
2,360
Erie
Doctorate
4,134
Bryn Mawr
Associate
947
Harrisburg
Associate
9,774
Philadelphia
Masters
3,487
Immaculata
Doctorate
4,057
Indiana
Doctorate
14,018
Huntingdon
Bachelor
1,506
La Plume
Bachelor
1,796
Kutztown
Masters
10,295
Pittsburgh
Masters
1,499
Philadelphia
Doctorate
5,994
Scranton
Associate
1,502
Annville
Doctorate
1,936
Schnecksville
Associate
7,184
Lincoln University
Masters
2,449
Lock Haven
Masters
5,241
Nanticoke
Associate
6,323
Williamsport
Bachelor
1,429
Mansfield
Masters
3,338
Scranton
Doctorate
3,316
Pottsville
Associate
1,657
Erie
Masters
4,253
Grantham
Bachelor
2,837
Blue Bell
Associate
9,184
Cresson
Masters
1,595
Aston
Doctorate
3,084
Bethlehem
Associate
7,912
Johnstown
Associate
1,358
University Park
Doctorate
43,252
Abington
Bachelor
3,352
Altoona
Bachelor
4,034
Uniontown
Bachelor
1,119
Middletown
Doctorate
3,907
Schuylkill Haven
Bachelor
940
Lehman
Bachelor
697
Dunmore
Bachelor
1,347
Pittsburgh
Masters
3,591
Reading
Associate
4,682
Loretto
Doctorate
2,125
Philadelphia
Doctorate
7,542
Greensburg
Masters
1,991
Shippensburg
Masters
7,765
State College
Associate
661
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
34,696
Greenville
Bachelor
1,219
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
23,980
Bradford
Bachelor
1,407
Greensburg
Bachelor
1,777
Scranton
Doctorate
5,612
Wayne
Associate
181
Villanova
Doctorate & First Professional
10,470
West Chester
Masters
13,219
Youngwood
Associate
6,239
Chester
Doctorate
4,866
Wilkes-Barre
Doctorate
5,114
York
Masters
5,720

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 290 $52,190
Johnstown 360 $43,290
Chambersburg-Waynesboro 220 $60,540
East Stroudsburg 260 $86,410
Erie 600 $72,430
Gettysburg 190 $67,370
Bloomsburg-Berwick 160 $50,360
Harrisburg-Carlisle 1320 $66,060
Lancaster 620 $71,940
Lebanon 180 $63,760
Pittsburgh 5370 $59,290
Reading 660 $66,670
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 1430 $54,260
State College 170 $71,890
Williamsport 210 $61,410
York-Hanover 560 $62,640

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