This report present statistics on selected policies and procedures of local police departments, based on data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2016 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics survey. The tables show national estimates and distributions by population served on topics such as average hours of officer training by type of training, written community-policing plans, annual operating budgets, written directives for officer conduct, written documentation for officers' display or discharge of firearms, authorized less-lethal techniques and restraints, and requirements for external investigations of deaths or use of force.
Local Police Departments: Policies and Procedures, 2016
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.
Date Published: August 1, 2020