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NCJ Number: NCJ 210118     Find in a Library
Title: Local Police Departments, 2003
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Matthew J Hickman Ph.D. ; Brian A Reaves Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2006
Page Count: 41
  Series: BJS Full Reports
  Annotation: This report presents data collected from a representative sample of local police departments nationwide on a variety of agency characteristics based on the 2003 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
Abstract: National estimates for local police departments are provided for such issues as staff and financial resources, technologies and equipment in use, and policies and practices of the agencies on a wide array of law enforcement and administrative concerns. Highlights include the following: (1) in 2003 starting salaries for local police officers ranged from an average of about $23,400 in the smallest jurisdictions to about $37,700 in the largest; (2) from 1990 to 2003 the percentage of local police departments using infield computers increased from 5 percent to 56 percent; and (3) 14 percent of local police departments, employing 44 percent of all officers, maintained or created a written community policing plan during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2003. 20 figures, 73 tables
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Police information systems ; Police equipment ; Information Systems and Technology ; Police personnel ; Police policies and procedures ; Police expenditures ; Police department surveys ; Community policing
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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