State Map for Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Looking to move? Some states have more opportunities for this type of work than others.
- Orange states have an above average share of this career in their workforce.
- Blue states have a below average share of this career in their workforce.
|State||Job Outlook |
|Alabama||Above average opportunities|
|American Samoa||No data available|
|District of Columbia||Above average opportunities|
|Guam||No data available|
|Iowa||Below average opportunities|
|Kentucky||Below average opportunities|
|Louisiana||Above average opportunities|
|Maine||Below average opportunities|
|Minnesota||Below average opportunities|
|Mississippi||Above average opportunities|
|Nebraska||Below average opportunities|
|New Hampshire||Average opportunities|
|New Jersey||Average opportunities|
|New Mexico||Above average opportunities|
|New York||Above average opportunities|
|North Carolina||Average opportunities|
|North Dakota||Average opportunities|
|Northern Mariana Islands||No data available|
|Oklahoma||Above average opportunities|
|Oregon||Below average opportunities|
|Puerto Rico||Above average opportunities|
|Rhode Island||Average opportunities|
|South Carolina||Average opportunities|
|South Dakota||Average opportunities|
|Utah||Below average opportunities|
|Vermont||Below average opportunities|
|Virgin Islands||No data available|
|Washington||Below average opportunities|
|West Virginia||Average opportunities|
For detailed state-by-state info, see employment and wages
external site from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Nationwide, new job opportunities for police and sheriff's patrol officers are likely in the future.