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NCJ Number: NCJ 238558     Find in a Library
Title: Sheriffs' Offices, 2007-Statistical Tables
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Andrea M. Burch
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 25
  Annotation: This study presents data collected from a nationally representative sample of sheriffs' offices on a variety of agency characteristics.
Abstract: Results show that as of September 2007, an estimated 3,012 sheriffs’ offices performing law enforcement functions in the United States employed 369,084 sworn and civilian personnel; operating budgets of sheriffs’ offices totaled about $30 billion for fiscal year 2007, which was 20 percent more than in 2003, after adjusting for inflation; and the average starting salary for entry-level sheriffs’ deputies was about $31,000, ranging from $27,800 in the smallest jurisdictions to $45,600 in the largest. Data from the 2007 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey provide national estimates on staffing, operating costs, race, ethnicity and sex of deputies, deputy salaries, screening methods for hiring, and training requirements for new deputies. These data also describe sheriffs' offices in terms of types of weapons authorized, equipment, use of in-car video cameras and computers, community policing efforts, task force participation, and emergency preparedness activities. Tables, figure, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Sheriffs ; Statistics
Index Term(s): Surveys ; Budgets ; Organization studies ; Organization development ; Police policies and procedures ; Operations (law enforcement)
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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