Criminal Justice Colleges in New York

If you're looking for a career in law enforcement, choose from one of the many New York criminal justice schools. To relieve some pressure from studying in this exciting and demanding field, you can enjoy the incredible array of attractions New York has to offer students including a fabulous arts and music scene, food, world class sports teams, and outdoor adventures. Some law enforcement jobs in demand in New York are private detectives, investigators, and correctional officers, as well as supervisors of these positions. A degree from the criminal justice colleges in New York can train you to work for many organizations, including:

  • Crime laboratories
  • State police
  • Emergency management agencies
  • Narcotics bureaus
  • Security consulting firms

Salaries and Outlook for Law Enforcement Jobs in New York

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that New York's mean annual wage for those working in protective services was $46,840 as compared with the national mean annual wage of $41,740. First line managers of correctional officers, police officers, and detectives in New York earned a mean annual wage of $72,760 to $88,940 compared with the national mean annual wage of $59,810 to $78,580. New York had a rate of 384 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants as compared with 429.4 for the national average and a rate of 1,936 property crimes per 100,000 inhabitants as compared with 3,036.1 for the national average. Cities in New York with highest rates of violent and property crimes are New York, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. Though the population of New York increased by half a million, there were over 15,000 fewer crimes reported in 2009 than in 2000, with New York City experiencing crime reduction rates greater than any other county. New York is the safest large state (population of 10 million or more) in the country. Be a part of a criminal justice system that's working well with a degree from one of the many criminal justice schools in New York.

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