Law Enforcement in Alabama

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Alabama


Each year, roughly 0.5% of Alabama students graduate with degrees in law enforcement. In other words, every year an estimated 649 law enforcement professionals graduate from Alabama's 26 law enforcement schools.

Top Schools

Virginia College-Mobile, which is located in Mobile, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, no students graduated from Virginia College-Mobile's law enforcement program. Virginia College-Mobile charged in-state students $14,125 in tuition fees per year.

Troy University, which is located in Troy, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. 84 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Troy University in 2010. Troy University charged in-state students $5,860 in tuition fees per year.

Virginia College-Birmingham, which was ranked 70th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Birmingham. In 2010, Virginia College-Birmingham graduated 67 students from its law enforcement programs. Virginia College-Birmingham charged in-state students $16,500 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Alabama's law enforcement schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,045 per year, though tuition can range from $18,048 per year to $3,052 per year. In 2010, the following Alabama law enforcement schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Mobile - located in Mobile, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute_Madison - located in Madison, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer - located in Bessemer, students are charged $18,048 per year

The law enforcement schools in Alabama that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Enterprise State Community College - located in Enterprise, students are charged $3,052 per year
  2. George C Wallace Community College-Dothan - located in Dothan, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Central Alabama Community College - located in Alexander City, students are charged $3,270 per year

A law enforcement degree from an Alabama school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Alabama law enforcement professionals:

  1. Bibb County - 3,340 law enforcement professionals
  2. Mobile County - 1,270 law enforcement professionals
  3. Autauga County - 1,260 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of law enforcement professionals is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 13,110 law enforcement professionals working in the Alabama then.

Salary

On average, law enforcement professionals earn a salary of $49,530 per year in Alabama state. However, Alabama law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,110 per year to more than $119,330 per year in 2010. The following counties in Alabama have the highest average salaries for law enforcement professionals:

  1. Bibb County - $59,010 per year
  2. Mobile County - $56,315 per year
  3. Autauga County - $49,935 per year

The Alabama counties with the lowest average salary for law enforcement professionals are:

  1. Cullman County - $32,010 per year
  2. Etowah County - $34,420 per year
  3. Bullock County - $35,025 per year

On average, the highest paid law enforcement professionals in Alabama were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $59,360 per year
  2. Police Officer - $39,700 per year

On average, the lowest paid law enforcement professionals in Alabama were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $59,360 per year
  2. Police Officer - $39,700 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in law enforcement and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as criminal justice or crime scene investigation.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement in Alabama
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Alabama
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 11,330 $39,700 14.8%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,120 $59,360 13.1%
 

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