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How many officers do these state and local law enforcement agencies employ?

According to the 2016 BJS Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey, state and local agencies employed about 701,000 full-time sworn officers as of June 30, 2016. Local police departments employed 468,000 of these officers, sheriffs' offices, 173,000, and the 49 primary state law enforcement agencies, 60,000.


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