Law Enforcement in Maryland

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Maryland


Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Maryland receive law enforcement degrees every year. Thus, Maryland's 21 law enforcement schools put out approximately 535 law enforcement professionals each year.

Top Schools

Stevenson University, which is located in Stevenson, is the top-ranked school in Maryland that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 41st in the country in 2010. In 2010, no students graduated from Stevenson University's law enforcement program. Students at Stevenson University paid $22,090 per year in tuition fees.

Frostburg State University, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maryland that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Frostburg. 2 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Frostburg State University in 2010. The tuition rate at Frostburg State University was $6,904 per year.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maryland that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Princess Anne. 56 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Maryland Eastern Shore was $6,305 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Maryland law enforcement school, average tuition will be $4,973 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,334 per year to $22,090 per year. In 2010, the law enforcement schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maryland were:

  1. Stevenson University - located in Stevenson, students are charged $22,090 per year
  2. Sojourner-Douglass College - located in Baltimore, students are charged $7,920 per year
  3. University of Baltimore - located in Baltimore, students are charged $7,330 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Maryland law enforcement schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Wor-Wic Community College - located in Salisbury, students are charged $2,334 per year
  2. Hagerstown Community College - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $2,716 per year
  3. Carroll Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,899 per year

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

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

  1. Anne Arundel County - 10,650 law enforcement professionals
  2. Caroline County - 470 law enforcement professionals
  3. Washington County - 330 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 18,630 law enforcement professionals will be working in Maryland state. This would require the number of law enforcement professionals to grow by 13%.

Salary

On average, law enforcement professionals earn $71,030 per year. However, Maryland law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,950 per year to more than $133,540 per year in 2010. Law enforcement professionals in the following Maryland counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Frederick County - $73,105 per year
  2. Anne Arundel County - $69,005 per year
  3. Caroline County - $51,535 per year

On average, law enforcement professionals earn the least in the following Maryland counties:

  1. Allegany County - $40,790 per year
  2. Washington County - $44,940 per year
  3. Caroline County - $51,535 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $85,160 per year
  2. Police Officer - $56,900 per year

The law enforcement professionals with lowest average salaries in Maryland were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $85,160 per year
  2. Police Officer - $56,900 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law enforcement in Maryland 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 Maryland
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Maryland
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Maryland
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Maryland

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 16,660 $56,900 18.8%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,460 $85,160 65.9%
 

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