Get excited! It’s National Police week next week. Maybe you, or someone you know has been considering a career in law enforcement. Luckily for you, our friends at WalletHub.com has ranked the best states for officers.

Where did Connecticut place, you may be asking? WalletHub.com called Connecticut the second best state to pursue a career in law enforcement. (if you’re looking for a career change…maybe now is the time)

It released the results of the report “2017’s best and worst states to be a police officer”

WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia among 20 key indicators. They included median income for officers, police deaths per 1,000 officers and state and local police protection expenses per capita.

Connecticut picked up good marks for the following:

  • 6th in violent crime
  • 15th in percentage of homicide cases solved
  • 16th in state and local police protection expenses
  • 7th in property crime rate
  • 1st in police deaths per 1,000 officers
  • 7th in road safety

Read the complete results of the report here.

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