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Sheriffs' Offices: Policies and Procedures, 2016

NCJ Number
Elizabeth Davis; Connor Brooks; Kevin Scott
Date Published
August 2020
13 pages
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).

This report present statistics on selected policies and procedures of sheriffs' offices, 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 size of office 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.