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NCJ Number: NCJ 238250     Find in a Library
Title: Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2008
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Brian A Reaves Ph.D.
Date Published: 06/2012
Page Count: 18
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This 2012 bulletin from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents data on the number of Federal law enforcement officers in 2008.
Abstract: Highlights from this report include the following: U.S. Federal agencies employed approximately 120,000 full-time law enforcement officers who were authorized to make arrests and carry firearms as of September 2008; between 2004 and 2008, the number of Federal officers increased by 14 percent (about 15,000); the largest number of Federal officers (37 percent) performed criminal investigation and enforcement duties, followed by police response and patrol (23 percent), immigration or customs inspections (15 percent), and corrections or detention-related duties (14 percent); 24 Federal agencies employed 250 or more full-time personnel with arrest and firearm authority, encompassing 96 percent of all Federal officers; and the majority of officers were employed by the Department of Homeland Security (45.5 percent) and the Department of Justice (33.1 percent). This Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin presents data on the number of Federal law enforcement officers as of September 2008. Data for the report were obtained from the 2008 Census of Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEO) conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Information for the survey came from 73 Federal agencies, including 33 offices of inspectors general. Data in the report are presented according to job function category, sex, race, and primary State of employment. Job function categories include: police response/patrol, criminal investigation/enforcement, inspections/noncriminal investigations, security/protection, court operations, corrects/detentions, and other functions. Tables, figures, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Police personnel
Index Term(s): Federal law enforcement agencies ; Police statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Police
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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