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Publication Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1996

Andrew L. Goldberg, Brian A. Reaves, Ph.D.

June 1, 1998    NCJ 164618

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.

Part of the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Series

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