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NCJ Number: NCJ 196534     Find in a Library
Title: Sheriffs' Offices 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 more than 3,000 sheriffs' offices 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, personnel, budget and pay, agency functions, community policing activities, computers and information systems, and written policies and procedures. Highlights include the following: from 1990 to 2000 the percentage of sheriffs' offices requiring all field officers to wear protective body armor more than doubled in all population categories; sheriffs' offices had total operating budgets of $17.7 billion during 2000, 45 percent more than in 1990 after adjusting for inflation. Fifty-five percent of sheriffs' offices, employing 74 percent of sworn personnel, had a community policing plan of some type.
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations ; Police information systems ; Sheriffs ; Budgets ; Pay rates ; Police personnel ; Police agencies ; Community policing
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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