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Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2018 – Statistical Tables
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2018 – Statistical Tables.
This report presents data on law enforcement agencies that employ at least one full-time equivalent sworn officer with general arrest powers and are operated by state and local governments. The report provides the number of law enforcement officers and the size of the populations they serve. It also describes tribal police departments, sheriffs’ offices, and law enforcement agencies with special jurisdictions.
TITLE: Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2018 – Statistical
Tables (NCJ 302187)
AUTHORS: Andrea M. Gardner and Kevin M. Scott, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero is the director.
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
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