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NCJ Number: 77341 Find in a Library
Title: Profiles in Ohio Law Enforcement - Technical Assistance, Budgets, and Benefits
Corporate Author: Ohio Dept of Economic and Community Development
Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Editor(s): H J Keith
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Ohio Dept of Economic and Community Development
Columbus, OH 43215
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from a 1979 survey of Ohio law enforcement agencies provides information on technical assistance requirements and capabilities, budgets, and benefits among sheriffs' and police departments.
Abstract: Data are presented for small, medium, and large city or county departments. The results showed that most departments needed help in the areas of planning, research, and pursuit driving. In addition, medium and small cities required advanced training assistance. Police chiefs generally felt that their departments could provide assistance in patrol operations, while chiefs in large and small cities felt capable of providing aid in crime prevention. The sheriffs considered radio communications, mutual aid, and dispatching as areas of high capability in medium-sized and small-sized counties. In addition, the survey showed that personnel services generally accounted for over 65 percent of an average department budget and that police departments generally paid higher wages than did sheriffs' departments but had wages comparable to employees in the wholesale or retail trade. A list of jurisdictions by size is appended. Data tables and a four-item bibliography are included.
Index Term(s): Budgets; Law enforcement costs; Ohio; Pay rates; Surveys; Technology transfer
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