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NCJ Number: NCJ 211361     Find in a Library
Title: Sheriffs' Offices, 2003
Series: BJS Full Reports
Author(s): Matthew J Hickman Ph.D. ; Brian A Reaves Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2006
Page Count: 41
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data collected from a representative sample of sheriffs’ officers nationwide on a variety of agency characteristics based on the 2003 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
Abstract: National estimates for sheriffs’ offices are provided for such issues as staff and financial resources, technologies and equipment in use, and agency policies and practices covering a wide array of law enforcement and administrative concerns. Highlights include the finding that in 2003 starting salaries for entry-level deputies ranged from an average of about $23,300 in the smallest jurisdictions to about $38,800 in the largest. From 1990 to 2003 the percentage of sheriffs’ officers using infield computers increased from 6 percent to 55 percent. Ten percent of sheriffs’ offices employing 31 percent of all officers, maintained or created a written community policing plan during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2003. Tables, figures, exhibits
Main Term(s): Sheriffs ; Statistics
Index Term(s): Science and Technology ; Administrative planning ; Police compensation
   
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