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Publication State and Local Police Departments, 1990

Brian Reaves

February 1, 1992    NCJ 133284

Findings revealed that local police departments had operating expenditures of $20.6 billion and employed 460,000 persons full-time, of whom about 79 percent were sworn officers. The 49 primary State police departments had operating expenditures of $3.7 billion and employed 77,000 persons full time. Most local police departments were small, with about half employing fewer than 10 sworn officers. About 6 percent of local police departments and 18 percent of State police agencies required police recruits to have at least some college education. Starting salaries ranged from $19,000 to $26,600 in local police agencies and averaged about $22,800 in State police agencies. Body armor was required in about 24 percent of local and 12 percent of State agencies. Tables and list of other BJS reports

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