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Publication Local Police Departments: Policies and Procedures, 2016

Connor Brooks, BJS Statistician

August 20, 2020    NCJ 254826

This report present statistics on selected policies and procedures of local police departments, 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 population served 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.

Part of the Local Police Departments Series

Full report (PDF 460K)
Data tables (Zip format 20K)

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