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353. Number and Rate of Full-Time Sworn Police Officers in State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Rate is based on U.S. Census Bureau population estimates as of July 1. Based on the Directory Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies; for description, see summary below]

 
1992 1996 1996
Sworn Police Officers Sworn Police Officers
POST 5-DIGIT 2-DIGIT Rate Type of Agency Number Rate Rate Type of Agency
State OFFICE FIPS FIPS per of Employees, per per
ABBREV- CODE CODE 10,000 Local State Sheriff Special agencies total 10,000 10,000 Local State Sheriff Special
IATION Number persons 1 police persons 2 Number persons 1 police
 
    United States.. US 00000 00 604.0 24 373.1 53.0 136.5 41.4 18,769 921.7 35 663.5 25 411.0 54.6 152.9 43.1
 
Alabama.. AL 01000 01 8.8 21 5.6 0.6 1.9 0.6 432 14.4 34 9.8 23 6.5 0.6 2.0 0.7
Alaska AK 02000 02 1.1 18 0.7 0.3 0 0.1 69 1.9 31 1.3 21 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.2
Arizona. AZ 04000 04 7.9 21 5.2 1.1 1.4 0.2 130 16.8 38 10.1 23 7.0 1.0 1.6 0.6
Arkansas AR 05000 05 4.5 19 2.5 0.5 1.1 0.4 360 8.0 32 5.8 23 3.2 0.5 1.4 0.6
California CA 06000 06 65.8 21 33.2 6.1 22.6 4.0 524 104.0 33 69.1 22 35.9 6.2 22.9 4.1
Colorado CO 08000 08 8.7 25 4.8 0.5 3.0 0.4 247 14.0 37 9.9 26 5.5 0.6 3.3 0.5
Connecticut. CT 09000 09 7.6 23 6.1 0.9 0.4 0.2 129 10.3 32 8.5 26 6.4 1.0 0.9 0.2
Delaware.. DE 10000 10 1.6 23 0.9 0.5 0 0.2 45 2.1 29 1.7 23 0.9 0.5 0.0 0.2
District of Columbia DC 11000 11 5.2 89 4.9 0 0 0.3 3 4.7 86 3.9 72 3.6 0.0 0.0 0.3
Florida FL 12000 12 32.9 24 18.0 1.6 11.8 1.4 385 60.8 42 37.4 26 19.7 1.7 14.1 1.9
Georgia GA 13000 13 16.8 25 9.4 0.8 5.9 0.8 581 28.2 38 19.1 26 10.2 0.9 6.8 1.2
Hawaii.. HI 15000 15 2.8 24 2.7 0 0 0.1 7 3.7 32 3.0 25 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.2
Idaho.. ID 16000 16 2.2 20 0.9 0.2 1.0 0 124 3.7 31 2.5 21 1.1 0.2 1.1 0.1
Illinois.. IL 17000 17 35.7 31 25.0 2.0 7.8 0.9 963 50.3 42 38.2 32 26.2 2.0 8.4 1.6
Indiana IN 18000 18 10.0 18 6.0 1.1 2.4 0.6 547 16.4 28 10.9 19 6.4 1.2 2.6 0.7
Iowa.. IA 19000 19 4.7 17 2.9 0.4 1.2 0.2 426 6.8 24 5.0 18 3.0 0.4 1.3 0.2
Kansas. KS 20000 20 5.6 22 3.2 0.6 1.5 0.3 369 8.7 34 6.2 24 3.6 0.6 1.7 0.3
Kentucky. KY 21000 21 6.1 16 3.8 1.0 1.0 0.3 391 8.5 22 6.5 17 4.1 1.0 1.1 0.3
Louisiana.. LA 22000 22 15.0 35 5.5 0.7 8.2 0.6 365 19.8 46 16.1 37 5.7 0.9 8.7 0.8
Maine ME 23000 23 2.3 18 1.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 141 3.5 28 2.3 19 1.4 0.3 0.3 0.2
Maryland. MD 24000 24 12.6 26 8.3 1.7 1.3 1.3 147 18.4 36 13.8 27 8.9 1.6 1.4 1.8
Massachusetts.. MA 25000 25 16.0 27 12.1 2.1 1.3 0.6 390 24.4 40 17.9 29 13.1 2.6 1.5 0.8
Michigan. MI 26000 26 19.6 21 13.0 2.0 4.0 0.6 588 27.5 29 20.6 21 13.3 2.2 4.4 0.7
Minnesota MN 27000 27 7.4 16 4.6 0.5 1.9 0.4 486 11.3 24 8.0 17 5.0 0.5 2.1 0.4
Mississippi. MS 28000 28 4.7 18 2.7 0.5 1.1 0.3 317 8.6 32 5.8 21 3.3 0.5 1.5 0.5
Missouri. MO 29000 29 11.3 22 7.9 0.9 2.1 0.4 647 17.9 33 13.0 24 8.8 1.0 2.4 0.7
Montana. MT 30000 30 1.4 17 0.6 0.2 0.6 0 129 2.5 29 1.7 19 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.2
Nebraska.. NE 31000 31 3.1 19 1.7 0.5 0.8 0.1 266 4.5 27 3.3 20 1.9 0.5 0.8 0.1
Nevada. NV 32000 32 3.1 23 1.8 0.3 0.8 0.1 58 6.2 39 4.4 27 2.6 0.4 0.9 0.5
New Hampshire. NH 33000 33 2.1 19 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.7 233 3.0 25 2.3 20 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.1
New Jersey.. NJ 34000 34 26.7 34 19.2 2.6 3.8 1.1 554 34.9 44 28.1 35 19.9 2.7 3.1 2.3
New Mexico. NM 35000 35 3.4 22 2.1 0.4 0.8 0.1 140 6.2 36 4.1 24 2.5 0.4 0.9 0.3
New York NY 36000 36 68.2 38 45.8 4.0 5.0 13.3 598 88.3 49 71.2 39 54.7 4.0 5.9 6.7
North Carolina. NC 37000 37 14.6 21 8.0 1.3 4.6 0.7 503 23.3 32 17.0 23 9.5 1.4 5.3 0.8
North Dakota. ND 38000 38 1.1 17 0.5 0.1 0.3 0 142 1.5 24 1.1 18 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.1
Ohio.. OH 39000 39 20.9 19 14.7 1.3 3.9 1.1 938 32.7 29 23.8 21 15.9 1.4 5.2 1.3
Oklahoma OK 40000 40 6.5 20 4.5 0.8 0.8 0.3 459 10.5 32 7.2 22 5.0 0.8 1.0 0.5
Oregon. OR 41000 41 5.5 18 2.8 0.9 1.7 0.1 184 8.9 28 6.1 19 3.2 0.8 1.9 0.1
Pennsylvania.. PA 42000 42 23.7 20 17.3 4.1 1.1 1.3 1,298 29.5 24 24.9 21 17.7 4.1 1.2 1.9
Rhode Island RI 44000 44 2.4 24 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 51 3.1 31 2.4 24 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.1
South Carolina. SC 45000 45 7.8 22 3.5 1.2 2.5 0.6 264 11.5 31 8.7 23 4.0 0.9 3.0 0.7
South Dakota. SD 46000 46 1.1 16 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.0 191 2.4 32 1.5 20 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.1
Tennessee.. TN 47000 47 10.4 21 6.2 0.8 2.9 0.5 374 18.7 35 12.2 23 7.1 0.8 3.5 0.8
Texas 3 TX 48000 48 41.3 23 24.6 2.8 9.9 4.1 1,861 73.1 38 47.8 25 28.3 2.9 11.3 3.3
Utah.. UT 49000 49 3.0 16 1.5 0.4 0.8 0.3 138 5.1 25 3.7 18 1.9 0.4 1.2 0.3
Vermont VT 50000 50 1.0 17 0.6 0.3 0.1 0 69 1.3 23 1.0 17 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1
Virginia. VA 51000 51 16.4 26 8.2 1.6 5.6 1.0 330 23.1 35 18.4 28 8.9 1.7 6.6 1.3
Washington WA 53000 53 8.2 16 4.7 1.0 2.2 0.2 277 14.1 25 9.3 17 5.4 0.9 2.6 0.4
West Virginia WV 54000 54 2.6 14 1.3 0.5 0.7 0.2 250 4.1 22 3.0 16 1.4 0.6 0.7 0.2
Wisconsin. WI 55000 55 11.6 23 7.2 0.5 3.3 0.6 567 16.5 32 12.7 25 7.6 0.5 3.9 0.7
Wyoming. WY 56000 56 1.2 26 0.6 0.2 0.4 0 82 2.1 45 1.4 29 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.1
 
 
1 Based on resident population as of July 1.
2 For 1996, Texas includes sworn personnel of constable offices, not shown separately.
 
Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics,
Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1992, series NCJ 142972, July 1993; and
Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1996, series NCJ 164618, June 1998.
 
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/lawenf.htm
 
* * * * * * * *
These findings resulted from the 1996 Directory Survey, a census
of the Nation's State and local law enforcement agencies
sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).  
 
 
The BJS Directory Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies




To ensure an accurate sampling frame for its Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey, the Bureau of Justice Statistics periodically sponsors a census of the Nation's State and local law enforcement agencies. This census, known as the Directory Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies, includes State and local agencies employing one or more persons with general arrest powers. This report summarizes the findings from the most recent Directory Survey, begun in 1996.

As in 1992, the Directory Survey in 1996 collected data on the number of sworn and nonsworn personnel, including both full-time and part-time employees. Data were provided by all 18,769 agencies that were known to have employed sworn personnel at the time of the census. The reference period for all data is the pay period that included June 28, 1996.

Number of State and local law enforcement agencies, 1996

Total 18,769

Local police 13,578 Sheriff 3,088 Primary State police 49 Special police 1,316 Texas constable 738

* Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1992

This BJS Bulletin reports on a census conducted for the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics program that provides the number of employees of the Nation's State and local law enforcement agencies. In 1992 more than 17,000 agencies employed about 604,000 full-time sworn officers with general arrest powers and 237,000 nonsworn civilians. 7/93. NCJ 142972

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1996

Based on a census of the Nation's State and local law enforcement agencies, this report presents data on the number of sworn and civilian employees, both full-time and part-time, in each agency as of June 1996. The number of full-time State and local law enforcement officers whose regularly assigned duties included responding to calls for service grew by more than 68,000 men and women -- from 354,000 to 423,000 officers (19%) -- between 1992 and 1996. As of June 1996 the total number of full-time State and local officers with arrest powers was 663,535, an increase of 59,000 officers since 1992. Civilian support staff employment increased during the 4-year period by 21,000 to reach 258,443. 6/98. NCJ 164618

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