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Sheriff Management Study 2009

NCJ Number
238657
Author(s)
Brenda Manning; Bryan Gortmaker
Date Published
August 2009
Length
103 pages
Annotation
This report from the South Dakota Criminal Statistics Analysis Center presents statewide management data for all sheriff offices in the State.
Abstract
The major findings from the survey of sheriff offices in South Dakota show that of the 57 offices that returned the survey, 8 are housed in their own building while 49 share facilities with other agencies; the budget for the offices ranged from a low of $83,235 to a high of $8,037,859, with the majority of the budget being spent on personnel salaries, personnel benefits, and operating expenses; the 57 responding offices employed a total of 417 full-time, sworn personnel, with the majority (54 percent) being deputies followed by sheriffs (14 percent), and sergeants (10 percent); the average length of employment for officers was 5-9 years; and 33 percent of full-time personnel had a high school diploma or G.E.D., while 26 percent had 4 years of college. This report from the South Dakota Criminal Statistics Analysis Center presents statewide management data for all sheriff offices in the State. Detailed information is provided on sheriff offices' budgets, per capital cost of law enforcement, office size, demographics on sworn personnel, personnel benefits such as insurance, vacation, and sick leave, vehicles, specialized equipment, weapons, community policing efforts, and contract law enforcement. Additional sections cover warrants, civil process, sheriff dogs, computers, turnover, county jails, jail budgets, training, policies, and detailed information for sheriff offices broken down by size of populations served. Tables and figures