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Title: COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT - AN ASSESSMENT OF CAPABILITIES AND NEEDS
Corporate Author: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America
Project Director: A MCKEAN
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 301
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-DF-99-0069
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT ANALYZES THE CAPABILITIES AND NEEDS OF COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE U.S., WITH EMPHASIS ON COUNTY SHERIFFS AS THEY ARE THE PREDOMINANT LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS AT THE COUNTY LEVEL.
Abstract: THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS STUDY IS THE PRODUCT OF SURVEY DATA SUBMITTED BY 60 PERCENT OF ALL COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE COUNTRY -- 1,893 SHERIFFS, 28 COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS, AND 19 INDEPENDENT CITY SHERIFFS. AN ANALYSIS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY MANDATE FOR THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF IS FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSIONS OF PERSONNEL, BUDGETS, FACILITIES, RECORDS, DATA PROCESSING, AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES, PATROL, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, SPECIALIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAMS, TRAFFIC, SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION, LABORATORY SERVICES, COMMUNICATIONS, JAILS AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES, AND THE INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF PRISONERS. AN OVERVIEW IS PROVIDED OF THE NEEDS OF COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: BUDGETS, PERSONNEL, SALARIES, RECORDKEEPING, AND CORRECTIONS. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): County police; Municipal police; Needs assessment; Sheriffs; Surveys
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