Law Enforcement in Georgia

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Georgia


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Georgia receive law enforcement degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 445 law enforcement professionals graduate from Georgia's 39 law enforcement schools.

Top Schools

University of Georgia, which is located in Athens, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 53 students graduated from University of Georgia's law enforcement program. Students at University of Georgia paid $8,736 per year in tuition fees.

Mercer University, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Macon. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Mercer University law enforcement program. Students at Mercer University paid $30,560 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Georgia that has a law enforcement program is Georgia College & State University. Georgia College & State University, which was ranked 37th in the country in 2010, is located in Milledgeville. In 2010, Georgia College & State University graduated 40 students from its law enforcement programs. Tuition at Georgia College & State University was $7,852 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's law enforcement schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,402 per year, though tuition can range from $30,560 per year to $2,268 per year. The Georgia law enforcement schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  2. Brenau University - located in Gainesville, students are charged $20,130 per year
  3. Argosy University-Atlanta - located in Atlanta, students are charged $19,812 per year

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

  1. Southern Crescent Technical College - located in Griffin, students are charged $2,268 per year
  2. Southwest Georgia Technical College - located in Thomasville, students are charged $2,268 per year
  3. Georgia Northwestern Technical College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,268 per year

A law enforcement degree from a Georgia school... what next?

The largest populations of Georgia law enforcement professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 12,150 law enforcement professionals
  2. Appling County - 1,480 law enforcement professionals
  3. Bryan County - 1,230 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 27,040 law enforcement professionals will be working in Georgia state. This would require the number of law enforcement professionals to grow by 12%.

Salary

On average, law enforcement professionals earn a salary of $48,035 per year in Georgia state. However, Georgia law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,350 per year to more than $126,140 per year in 2010. The counties in Georgia with the highest average salary for law enforcement professionals are:

  1. Brantley County - $65,935 per year
  2. Bryan County - $56,230 per year
  3. Barrow County - $50,255 per year

Law enforcement professionals in the following counties in Georgia make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Russell County - $34,370 per year
  2. Brooks County - $35,815 per year
  3. Bulloch County - $36,725 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $56,620 per year
  2. Police Officer - $39,450 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $56,620 per year
  2. Police Officer - $39,450 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in law enforcement. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Georgia
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Georgia

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 18,750 $39,450 -12.1%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 4,750 $56,620 27.7%
 

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