Photo: Kelly Bracken

Photo: Kelly Bracken

Military Times, a newspaper for active duty military personnel, has compiled a ranking of 20 law enforcement agencies that it says are the best for veterans seeking law enforcement careers.

Service members and veterans accounted for nearly one in five sworn officers at agencies and departments responding to our survey. Nearly every agency reported having a current or former service member or military spouse as a senior leader, Military Times reports.

On average, for every $10 departments spent on recruiting, nearly $1 was dedicated to military and veteran candidates. More than 70 percent of responding agencies reported attending military-specific job fairs in the past year, with an average of about 11 per agency.

Roughly half of the agencies have a veteran hiring preference, through extra points on entry exams or other means. 

See the top 20 list here.