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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 231174     Find in a Library
Title: Local Police Departments, 2007
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Brian A Reaves, Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2010
Page Count: 42
  Annotation: Data on police departments for 2007 address the number of personnel, operating budgets, officer characteristics, officer selection and hiring, officer pay, patrol and response, equipment, computer and information systems, community policing, task force participation, and emergency preparedness.
Abstract: This report presents data from the 2007 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) program. The selected local police sample includes all departments employing 100 or more full-time sworn personnel and a systematic random sample of smaller agencies stratified by size. In order to compare departments with other serving similar sized jurisdictions, the statistics in this report are presented mainly by categories of population served. Based on employment data from the 2004 Bureau of Justice Statistics Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the original 2007 LEMAS survey sample included 3,224 State and local law enforcement agencies, which were representative of all general purpose State and local law enforcement agencies in the United States, with separate samples drawn for local police departments and sheriffs offices. Highlights are presented for each data category. 37 tables, 22 appendixes, and 20 figures
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Computer aided operations ; Police information systems ; Budgets ; Pay rates ; Police equipment ; Police personnel ; Police resource allocation ; Police personnel selection
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United States of America

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United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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