Police officers make up a growing proportion of the United States workforce, with more than 9.6 million officers in 2013.
Some departments have been trying to recruit and retain the professionals since the 1970s.
One of the most recent efforts was the Milton Office Depot in Springfield, Missouri, which opened in 2000.
The office offers the police officers and other federal employees it employs the chance to work at their offices.
The agency pays $15 an hour and offers space for up to 25 employees, according to the state department of administration.
A police officer working at the office earns about $27,000 annually, or $1,200 a year.
The state says the office’s budget is $1.2 million a year, or about $1 million a month.
While most officers earn at least $30,000 a year from the state, some officers are earning even more.
In 2016, for example, Springfield police officer Daniel T. St. John earned $44,000, according a state report.
In Springfield, police officers have been known to earn up to $80,000 from the city’s police pension fund.
The department’s salary is based on a combination of work experience, commission, and base pay.
Officers can earn up and down the line, depending on how much experience they have, the state said.
A total of 8,600 officers were hired in 2017, up from 7,700 the year before, the department said.
“We are a nation of laws, not of men,” Springfield Mayor Jim Peters said in a statement.
“The Milton Office is a shining example of the dedication of the city and state to creating a safer, more prosperous and more just America.”
The state department said the agency had worked to hire a wide range of officers, including people with disabilities and veterans.
The city also has a police academy for officers.
The mayor said that the training would also prepare officers for life on the job, including working in areas like jails and prisons.
He said the state’s effort to attract officers is important because it helps ensure the safety of the community.
“This is our responsibility,” Peters said.