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Sheriffs' Offices: Policies and Procedures, 2016

NCJ Number
254830
Date Published
Agencies
BJS
Annotation
Without interpretive comment or summary statement, this Statistical Brief presents nine tables and one figure that display statistics for 2016 on various types of policies and procedures of U.S. sheriffs’ offices by the size of the office (number of full-time or equivalent sworn officers).
Abstract
One figure shows the average number of training hours required of each new officer recruit in sheriffs’ offices. The nine tables show 1) the percentage of sheriffs’ offices that maintained a written community policing plan; 2) the annual operating budget of sheriffs’ offices; 3) the percentage of sheriffs’ offices that required annual in-service training of patrol and field officers; 4) the percentage of offices with written policies or procedural directives; 5) the percentage of offices that required written documentation when officers displayed or discharged firearms; 6) the percentage of offices with written policies or procedural directives by selected topic, such as body-worn cameras, civilian complaints, and the investigation of employee misconduct; 7) the percentage offices that authorized less lethal weapons; 8) the percentage of offices that require external investigation of deaths or uses of force; and 9) the percentage of offices with a civilian-complaint review board. Appendices show estimates and standard errors for the figure and each table.
Date Created: August 20, 2020