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Local Police Departments: Policies and Procedures, 2016

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 2020
13 pages
Connor Brooks; Elizabeth Davis; Shelley Hyland
Publication Type
Statistics, Report (Annual/Periodic), Policy
Without interpretive comment or summary statement, this Statistical Brief presents 9 tables and 1 figure that display statistics for 2016 on various types of policies and procedures of local U.S. police departments by the size of population served.
One figure shows the average number of training hours required of each new officer recruit. Tabular data show the percentage of local police departments that maintained a written community policing plan; annual operating budget; required annual in-service training of patrol and field officers; written policies or procedural directives by selected topic, such as active shooter, acts of terrorism, and civilian complaints; written documentation of when officers displayed or discharged firearms; authorization of less-lethal techniques or restraints; authorization of less-lethal weapons; required external investigation of deaths or uses of force by officers; and use of a civilian complaint review board; Appendices show standard errors for specific tables.
Date Created: August 20, 2020