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Employment data are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and Employment Projections programs.State-level projections data are from Projections Central and each state's Labor Market Information office.
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Current Employment for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers in UNITED STATES

Rank State 2018 Employment
  United States 661,330
1 California 72,680
2 Texas 60,260
3 New York 53,560
4 Florida 37,650
5 Illinois 30,370
6 Pennsylvania 27,850
7 Ohio 24,890
8 Georgia 22,410
9 North Carolina 22,350
10 New Jersey 19,950
11 Virginia 18,080
12 Massachusetts 16,830
13 Michigan 16,270
14 Puerto Rico 13,860
15 Missouri 13,510
16 Tennessee 13,410
17 Maryland 12,650
18 Indiana 12,340
19 Louisiana 11,810
20 Alabama 11,410
21 Arizona 11,320
22 Wisconsin 11,260
23 South Carolina 11,180
24 Colorado 9,840
25 Washington 9,670
26 Minnesota 9,450
27 Kentucky 7,830
28 Mississippi 7,520
29 Oklahoma 7,480
30 Connecticut 6,450
31 Arkansas 6,030
32 Kansas 5,920
33 District of Columbia 5,450
34 Oregon 5,390
35 Nevada 5,120
36 Iowa 4,860
37 Utah 4,490
38 New Mexico 4,310
39 West Virginia 3,460
40 Nebraska 3,370
41 New Hampshire 3,100
42 Idaho 2,720
43 Hawaii 2,610
44 Maine 2,150
45 Rhode Island 1,850
46 Delaware 1,790
47 South Dakota 1,770
48 Montana 1,630
49 North Dakota 1,590
50 Vermont 1,280
51 Wyoming 1,130
52 Alaska 1,070
53 American Samoa No Data Available
54 Guam No Data Available
55 Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available
56 Virgin Islands No Data Available