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NCJ Number: 186479 Find in a Library
Title: Sheriffs' Offices, 1999
Author(s): Brian A. Reaves Ph.D.; Matthew J. Hickman
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: May 2001
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data from the 1999 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) program on sheriffs’ offices operating in the United States.
Abstract: Based on the 1999 LEMAS survey, the report presents data collected from a representative sample of the more than 3,000 sheriffs’ offices nationwide. Tables describe the number and size of agencies, job classification of personnel, agency functions, community policing activities, computers and information systems, and written policies and procedures. Highlights include the following: (1) nearly all sheriffs’ offices provided basic law enforcement services such as routine patrol (97 percent), responding to citizen calls for service (95 percent), and investigating crimes (92 percent); (2) Sixty-two percent of sheriffs’ offices had some type of community policing plan in effect during 1999; and (3) nearly all (95 percent) sheriffs’ offices used computers for administrative purposes during 1999. Tables and graphs
Main Term(s): Police department surveys
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Community policing; Police statistics; Sheriffs
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