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BJS Releases Primary State Law Enforcement Agencies: Personnel, 2020

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, this week released Primary State Law Enforcement Agencies: Personnel, 2020, a report describing the number and demographics of full-time sworn officers employed by primary state law enforcement agencies.

The report also details job responsibilities, COVID policies and budgets of primary state law enforcement agencies. Primary state law enforcement agencies operate at the state level and may perform highway patrol, conduct statewide investigations, assist local and county police agencies with matters extending beyond their jurisdictions and provide primary coverage in areas with no local or county police services. Findings in this report are from BJS’s Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics survey.

Title:Primary State Law Enforcement Agencies: Personnel, 2020 (NCJ 307507)
Author:Connor Brooks, BJS Statistician

About the Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Kevin M. Scott, Ph.D, is the acting director. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at bjs.ojp.gov.

About the Office of Justice Programs

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime; advance equity and fairness in the administration of justice; assist victims; and uphold the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


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Date Published: February 1, 2024