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NCJ Number: NCJ 186478     Find in a Library
Title: Local Police Departments, 1999
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Matthew J. Hickman ; Brian A. Reaves Ph.D.
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.
Abstract: Based on the 1999 LEMAS survey, the report presents data collected from a representative sample of more than 13,000 general-purpose local police departments nationwide. Tables describe the number and size of agencies, job classification of personnel, agency functions, and written policies and procedures. Highlights include the following: (1) from 1997 to 1999, the percent of residents served by departments that routinely used bicycle patrol increased from 66 percent to 76 percent, the percent served by a department that used routine foot patrol increased from 59 percent to 68 percent; (2) more than 90 percent of the departments serving 25,000 or more residents had some type of community policing plan; and (3) all departments serving 25,000 or more residents used computers during 1999, as did all of those serving 2,500 to 24,999 residents. Tables and graphs
Main Term(s): Police department surveys
Index Term(s): Bicycle patrol ; Police statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Community policing
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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