Are Pennsylvania and New Jersey Good States for Police Officers?
Police officers have one of the toughest jobs in the world. When we flee from danger, law enforcement officers run towards it to protect and serve the community.
Wallet Hub recently created a survey that showed which states are best for law enforcement officers. Each state was compared “across 30 key police-friendliness indicators”. The states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey both make the top 20 of the 2021 best and worst states list to be a police officer.
In the overall ranking of the list of the best and worst states to be a police officer for 2021, Pennsylvania comes in 18th place and New Jersey is just one place below them in 19th place.
There were other categories that each state was ranked for, such as opportunity and competition, law enforcement training requirements, occupational hazards, and protection.
Here are the rankings shared on Wallet Hub for Pennsylvania and New Jersey for each of these categories:
- Opportunity and Competition – 16th place in Pennsylvania, 4th place in New Jersey
- Law Enforcement Training Requirements – 19th place in Pennsylvania, 14th place in New Jersey
- Job Hazards & Protection – Pennsylvania 27 place, New Jersey 10th place.
According to Wallet Hub, New Jersey also ranks 4th in the category for the most law enforcement officers per capita, 3rd in the highest median income for law enforcement officers and 5th in the. lowest violent crime rate.
As always, we’re curious about what’s best and worst about each survey. California ranks first as the best state and Hawaii is last among the best and worst states of 2021 for being a police officer, according to Wallet Hub.