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NCJ Number: 81647 Find in a Library
Title: Study of Police Operational and Administrative Practices - 1981
Corporate Author: Police Foundation
United States of America

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 636
Sponsoring Agency: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
Police Foundation
Washington, DC 20036
Sale Source: Police Foundation
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents detailed data on the operational and personnel administration practices of 122 large police departments in the United States.
Abstract: Police agencies provided data in response to a 1981 survey questionnaire (distributed jointly by the Police Executive Research Forum and the Police Foundation) sent to more than 150 police agencies serving populations of 50,000 or more. Summary data are broken down by jurisdictions' population size and, in many cases, by geographic region; each survey question lists all responses from individual agencies. Tables present the range and median per-capita costs of policing, number of officers per 1,000 population, salary ranges by officer type, sick leave and vacation benefits, retirement eligibility, and the degree of centralization of investigative personnel. Other tables list manpower allocations by shift, percentages of motor and foot beats by shift, percentages of civilian officers and minority employees, and numbers of policewomen by rank. Data are also given on promotion procedures, use of computers, number of citizen calls, and number of firearms incidents and injuries. Further tables provide information on court time compensation, disability benefits, longevity pay, personnel shortages, residency requirements, review boards, uniform allowances, and vehicles. An appendix lists participating police agencies by population and geographic location.
Index Term(s): Automation; Fringe benefits; Minority employment; Pay rates; Personnel minimum standards; Personnel promotion; Personnel rank structure; Personnel shortages; Police civilian employees; Police equipment; Police internal affairs; Police internal organizations; Police manpower deployment; Police personnel; Police resource allocation; Police weapons use; Police women; Retirement and pensions; Work schedules
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