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Title: Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, 1995
Author(s): B A Reaves ; A L Goldberg
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 51
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents statistics and information from the 1995 Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, the largest study of police and security services at institutions of higher education ever conducted.
Abstract: The eight-page, mail survey asked about a wide range of topics, including agency functions, hiring practices, employee characteristics, types of equipment used, computers and information systems, expenditures, salaries, policies, and special programs. Data show that during 1995 about 75 percent of the campus law enforcement agencies that served 4-year colleges and universities with 2,500 or more students employed sworn police officers with general arrest powers granted by a State or local government. The remainder relied on nonsworn security personnel. As of March 15, 1995, these agencies employed approximately 20,000 persons full time, including nearly 11,000 full-time sworn officers. Campuses with 15,000 or more students accounted for more than 40 percent of these employment totals. Larger institutions and those under public control were the most likely to use sworn officers. Most sworn campus police officers were armed, and 64 percent of all agencies used armed officers. Other data and information provided pertain to requirements for new officers, expenditures and pay, agency functions, the number of reported crimes, and special programs. 49 tables and 11 figures
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Police responsibilities ; Pay rates ; Specialized police operations ; Campus police ; Police expenditures ; Police personnel selection
   
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