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Sheriffs' Offices, 2003

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Date Published
May 2006
41 pages
Matthew J Hickman Ph.D.; Brian A Reaves Ph.D.
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This report presents data collected from a representative sample of sheriffs’ officers nationwide on a variety of agency characteristics based on the 2003 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
National estimates for sheriffs’ offices are provided for such issues as staff and financial resources, technologies and equipment in use, and agency policies and practices covering a wide array of law enforcement and administrative concerns. Highlights include the finding that in 2003 starting salaries for entry-level deputies ranged from an average of about $23,300 in the smallest jurisdictions to about $38,800 in the largest. From 1990 to 2003 the percentage of sheriffs’ officers using infield computers increased from 6 percent to 55 percent. Ten percent of sheriffs’ offices employing 31 percent of all officers, maintained or created a written community policing plan during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2003. Tables, figures, exhibits
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