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Local Police Departments, 2007

NCJ Number
Date Published
December 2010
42 pages
Brian A Reaves, Ph.D.
Publication Type
Report (Annual/Periodic)
Data on police departments for 2007 address the number of personnel, operating budgets, officer characteristics, officer selection and hiring, officer pay, patrol and response, equipment, computer and information systems, community policing, task force participation, and emergency preparedness.
This report presents data from the 2007 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) program. The selected local police sample includes all departments employing 100 or more full-time sworn personnel and a systematic random sample of smaller agencies stratified by size. In order to compare departments with other serving similar sized jurisdictions, the statistics in this report are presented mainly by categories of population served. Based on employment data from the 2004 Bureau of Justice Statistics Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the original 2007 LEMAS survey sample included 3,224 State and local law enforcement agencies, which were representative of all general purpose State and local law enforcement agencies in the United States, with separate samples drawn for local police departments and sheriffs offices. Highlights are presented for each data category. 37 tables, 22 appendixes, and 20 figures
Date Created: September 7, 2011