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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 186479     Find in a Library
Title: Sheriffs' Offices, 1999
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Brian A. Reaves Ph.D. ; Matthew J. Hickman
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2001
Page Count: 24
  Annotation: This report presents data from the 1999 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) program on sheriffs’ offices operating in the United States.
Abstract: Based on the 1999 LEMAS survey, the report presents data collected from a representative sample of the more than 3,000 sheriffs’ offices nationwide. Tables describe the number and size of agencies, job classification of personnel, agency functions, community policing activities, computers and information systems, and written policies and procedures. Highlights include the following: (1) nearly all sheriffs’ offices provided basic law enforcement services such as routine patrol (97 percent), responding to citizen calls for service (95 percent), and investigating crimes (92 percent); (2) Sixty-two percent of sheriffs’ offices had some type of community policing plan in effect during 1999; and (3) nearly all (95 percent) sheriffs’ offices used computers for administrative purposes during 1999. Tables and graphs
Main Term(s): Police department surveys
Index Term(s): Sheriffs ; Police statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Community policing
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America

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United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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