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  NCJ Number: NCJ 196002     Find in a Library
  Title: Local Police Departments, 2000
  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: 01/2003
  Page Count: 28
  Annotation: This report presents data collected from a representative sample of the nearly 13,000 general-purpose local police departments nationwide.
  Abstract: This report is based on the 2000 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey. Tables describe the number and size of agencies, race, and gender of sworn personnel, operating budgets and salaries, education and training requirements, sidearms, nonlethal weapons, community policing activities, computers and information systems, special technologies, and written policies and procedures. Highlights include: in 2000 nearly all local police 9-1-1 systems in jurisdictions with 10,000 or more residents were enhanced, capable of displaying information such as caller’s phone number, address, and special needs; departments had total operating budgets of $36.7 billion during fiscal 2000, 33 percent more than in 1990 after adjusting for inflation; and 68 percent of local police departments, employing 90 percent of all officers, had a community policing plan of some type. Tables
  Main Term(s): Police department surveys
  Index Term(s): Statistics ; Police statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Police policies and procedures ; Police expenditures ; Police in-service training ; Local criminal justice systems ; Police higher education
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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