Law Enforcement in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Tennessee


Each year, approximately 0.7% of Tennessee graduates receive degrees in law enforcement. That means an estimated 1,045 law enforcement professionals graduate from Tennessee's 36 law enforcement schools each year.

Top Schools

Martin Methodist College, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Pulaski. In 2010, 19 students graduated from Martin Methodist College's law enforcement program. Students at Martin Methodist College paid $19,518 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee with a law enforcement program is University of Memphis, which is located in Memphis. In 2010, it was ranked 40th nationwide. In 2010, University of Memphis graduated 75 students from its law enforcement program. Tuition at University of Memphis was $6,780 per year.

The third-ranked school in Tennessee with a law enforcement program is Cumberland University, which is located in Lebanon. In 2010, it was ranked 49th nationwide. In 2010, Cumberland University graduated 14 students from its law enforcement programs. Students at Cumberland University paid $18,256 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Tennessee's law enforcement schools ranges from $19,812 per year to $3,057 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,581 per year. In 2010, the following Tennessee law enforcement schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Argosy University-Nashville - located in Nashville, students are charged $19,812 per year
  2. Martin Methodist College - located in Pulaski, students are charged $19,518 per year
  3. Lambuth University - located in Jackson, students are charged $19,500 per year

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

  1. Nashville State Community College - located in Nashville, students are charged $3,057 per year
  2. Columbia State Community College - located in Columbia, students are charged $3,073 per year
  3. Cleveland State Community College - located in Cleveland, students are charged $3,101 per year

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

In Tennessee, the largest numbers of law enforcement professional work in the following counties:

  1. Crittenden County - 4,220 law enforcement professionals
  2. Cannon County - 3,360 law enforcement professionals
  3. Anderson County - 1,520 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of law enforcement professionals is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 16,360 law enforcement professionals working in the Tennessee then.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Tennessee earn $49,890 per year on average. However, Tennessee law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $21,360 per year to more than $122,720 per year in 2010. Law enforcement professionals in the following Tennessee counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Crittenden County - $62,120 per year
  2. Cannon County - $55,355 per year
  3. Anderson County - $53,735 per year

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

  1. Bradley County - $36,710 per year
  2. Bedford County - $38,160 per year
  3. Grainger County - $38,475 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $58,730 per year
  2. Police Officer - $41,050 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $58,730 per year
  2. Police Officer - $41,050 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Tennessee 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 Tennessee
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Tennessee
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Tennessee
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Tennessee

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 13,440 $41,050 28.1%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,570 $58,730 -32.0%
 

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