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Local Police Departments, Procedures, Policies, and Technology, 2020 – Statistical Tables

NCJ Number
Sean E. Goodison; Connor Brooks
Date Published
November 2023
36 pages

This report provides data on authorized equipment and techniques, body-worn cameras, and K-9 units in local police departments. It also presents tables on training, policies, and procedures. Additionally, the report describes the prevalence of community policing plans.


  • Most (93%) local police departments required annual in-service training hours for full-time sworn officers in 2020, with an average requirement of 46 hours.
  • In 2020, about 9% of local police departments had officers check immigration status during a traffic stop.
  • About 32% of local police departments maintained a written community policing plan in 2020, compared to 42% in 2016.
  • In 2020, about 16% of all local police departments had a civilian complaint review board or agency.