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NCJ Number: 161136 Find in a Library
Title: Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, 1995
Author(s): B A Reaves
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides 1995 data on the percentage of campus police agencies that use sworn or armed officers; selected responsibilities of campus law enforcement agencies that serve 4- year campuses with 2,500 or more students; and the percentage of students attending 4-year campuses served by a law enforcement agency that operates selected types of special units or programs.
Abstract: During 1995, approximately 75 percent of the campus law enforcement agencies serving U.S. 4-year colleges and universities with 2,500 or more students employed sworn police officers with general arrest powers granted by a State or local government. The remainder relied on nonsworn security personnel. As of March 15, 1995, these agencies employed approximately 20,000 persons full time, including nearly 11,000 full-time sworn officers. Campuses with 15,000 or more students accounted for more than 40 percent of these employment totals. Data are provided on the percentage of campus agencies whose primary responsibilities included each of the following: alarm monitoring, building lockup, investigation of serious crimes, medical center security, nuclear facility security, personal safety escorts, parking enforcement, stadium/arena events, and traffic enforcement. Other data and information address requirements for new officers, expenditures and pay, and special programs such as date rape prevention, student security patrol, and drug education. 3 figures
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Campus police; Police responsibilities; Specialized police operations
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Executive Summary, December 1996.
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