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NCJ Number: NCJ 164618     Find in a Library
Title: Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1996
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): B A Reaves ; A L Goldberg
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 15
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: The 1996 Directory Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies revealed that the 18,769 State and local law enforcement agencies had at least one sworn officer with general arrest powers and employed 921,978 persons full-time and 97,770 persons part-time as of June 1996.
Abstract: These totals included 663,535 full-time and 47,712 part-time sworn officers. The number of full-time sworn personnel was 10 percent greater than in June 1992. These agencies had 25 sworn and 10 nonsworn employees for every 10,000 United States residents in 1996, an increase from 24 and 9 per 10,000 in 1992. Sixty-four percent of the sworn personnel in 1996 were uniformed officers whose regularly assigned duties included responding to calls for service. About 15 percent of sworn personnel were responsible for crime investigation. Seventy agencies employed 1,000 or more full-time sworn personnel, while 2,245 agencies had just 1 full-time officer and 1,164 agencies relied solely on part-time officers. The New York City Police Department is the largest in the country and in 1996 had about 44,000 full-time employees, including 36,813 full-time sworn police officers. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Police personnel ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Police employment/expenditure data
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, June 1998
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