How Many Police Officers in the US 2015, 2016 and 2017? Wages and Info.

One of the most respectable jobs i.e. being a Police officer are the real citizen who is ready to sacrifice their life for the sake of their nation. In the United States of America, law enforcement is a vital organ of the criminal justice system. They are mainly concerned with maintaining rules and regulation in the country by controlling crimes and preventing the progress of commission of crimes. They also contribute for orders of courts and enforcement of warrants and writs. In our view, police officers deserve a very high level of respect and they are not less than any renowned celebrities.


So how many police officers are being employed in the United States in the year 2015, 2016 and 2017? Perhaps, you might be wondering to be hired for the position and serve your nation unconditionally. According to the, there were 402,978 full-time law enforcement officers in the United States in 2015. The number was 421,459 in the year 2016. However, the number of such officials in 2017 is not available.


Below is the number of law enforcement officers from 2004 to 2016 in the United States:


2004- 429,630

2005- 431,590

2006- 436,908

2007- 446,669

2008- 449,896

2009- 452,037

2010- 448,905

2011- 442,931

2012- 429925

2013- 389,934

2014- 403,984

2015- 402,978

2016- 421,459


Salary and Wages

According to the statistics of May 2012, police and detective officers’ median wages are as follows:

For detectives and crime investigators USD 74,300

For police and sheriff’s patrol officers USD 55,270

For transit and railroad police officer USD 55,210

For fish and game wardens USD 48,070


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