Colorado was ranked 19th in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work. 

The analysis measured numerous qualities that define police friendliness, including mean annual wages ($63,380 being the national average for police officers), retirement and health benefits, tuition aid and access to fitness programs. Police death rates and police community relations were also among the 27 metrics that were part of the study.

Colorado’s total score was 48.43 out of 100. The state ranked eighth on “Opportunity and Competition,” 29th on “Job Hazards and Protections” and 31st on “Quality of Life.”

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Which States Are the Most Police-Friendly

Overall RankState / JurisdictionTotal ScoreOpportunity & Competition RankJob Hazards & Protections RankQuality of Life Rank
1New York60.1941110
2Maryland58.739105
3California58.402634
4New Hampshire56.232592
5Indiana54.5052517
6North Dakota54.2219231
7Minnesota53.8661625
8Massachusetts53.7631243
9New Jersey52.9015236
10Connecticut52.803948
11Illinois52.777279
12Nebraska51.1216737
13South Dakota50.534936
14Rhode Island50.1445124
15Vermont50.1214542
16Iowa49.97181527
17Virginia49.3511848
18Kansas48.5432383
19Colorado48.4382931
20Oregon48.02381326
21Texas48.00123119
22Florida47.9723367
23Missouri47.94102438
24Pennsylvania47.91331430
25Maine47.39461718
26District of Columbia47.0914835
27Washington46.83271833
28Hawaii46.69283516
29Ohio46.42202628
30Mississippi46.26422114
31Michigan45.71223421
32North Carolina45.45132044
33Montana45.44213722
34Nevada43.94433213
35Delaware43.90471920
36Wyoming42.34292841
37Idaho41.52342246
38Utah41.42503311
39Alabama41.36244915
40West Virginia40.9436504
41Wisconsin40.73404023
42Alaska40.42174532
43Oklahoma39.34484412
44Georgia38.79373049
45Tennessee38.48313947
46South Carolina37.75354339
47Arizona37.09414729
48New Mexico36.27304645
49Kentucky33.43514140
50Arkansas32.38444251
51Louisiana31.69265150

Source: WalletHub.com