The personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “2022’s Best and Worst States to Be a Police Officer.”
In order to determine the best states to pursue a career in law enforcement, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 key indicators of police-friendliness. The data set ranges from the median income for law-enforcement officers to police deaths per 1,000 officers to state and local police-protection expenses per capita.
Connecticut ranked #1 overall, with California and Illinois rounding out the top three. Missouri at #35 and Arkansas at the very bottom at #51.