Law Enforcement in Maine

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Maine


Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Maine receive law enforcement degrees every year. That means an estimated 149 law enforcement professionals graduate from Maine's 6 law enforcement schools each year.

Top Schools

Husson University, which was ranked 50th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Bangor. In 2010, Husson University graduated 41 students from its law enforcement program. Tuition at Husson University was $13,450 per year.

Unity College, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Unity. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Unity College law enforcement program. Tuition at Unity College was $22,500 per year.

The third-ranked school in Maine with a law enforcement program is Southern Maine Community College, which is located in South Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 81st nationwide. In 2010, 41 students graduated from Southern Maine Community College law enforcement program. Southern Maine Community College charged in-state students $3,395 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Maine's law enforcement schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,330 per year, though tuition can range from $22,500 per year to $3,395 per year. In 2010, the following Maine law enforcement schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Unity College - located in Unity, students are charged $22,500 per year
  2. Husson University - located in Bangor, students are charged $13,450 per year
  3. University of Maine at Augusta - located in Augusta, students are charged $7,125 per year

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

  1. Southern Maine Community College - located in South Portland, students are charged $3,395 per year
  2. Central Maine Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,510 per year
  3. University of Maine at Augusta - located in Augusta, students are charged $7,125 per year

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

The Maine counties with the largest populations of law enforcement professional are:

  1. Cumberland County - 1,550 law enforcement professionals
  2. Aroostook County - 520 law enforcement professionals
  3. Penobscot County - 230 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of law enforcement professionals in the state of Maine will grow to 2,600. This would require a 5% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, law enforcement professionals earn $51,000 per year. In 2010, however, some Maine law enforcement professional earned as little as less than $19,830 per year or as much as more than $145,350 per year. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for law enforcement professionals are:

  1. Aroostook County - $51,080 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $51,073 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $48,225 per year

The following counties in Maine have the lowest average salaries for law enforcement professional:

  1. Androscoggin County - $43,180 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $48,225 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $51,073 per year

The law enforcement professionals with highest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $62,090 per year
  2. Police Officer - $39,910 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $62,090 per year
  2. Police Officer - $39,910 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law enforcement in Maine and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or crime scene investigation, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement in Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Maine

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261
5,236 miles from location University of Maine at Augusta Augusta ME 9.60484 n/a 5,054
5,197 miles from location Husson University Bangor ME 50.4991 48% 2,881
5,253 miles from location Central Maine Community College Auburn ME 15.4242 n/a 2,720
5,217 miles from location Unity College Unity ME 25.181 33% 564
5,195 miles from location Beal College Bangor ME 10.5598 n/a 505
 

Curious what studying Law Enforcement gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 1,990 $39,910 11.8%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 560 $62,090 133.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are law enforcement related jobs in Maine