ABSTRACT

Local Police Departments 1999   [open pdf - 157KB]

"During 1999, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), as a part of its Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) program, surveyed a nationally representative sample of State and local law enforcement agencies operating nationwide. Previous LEMAS surveys were conducted in 1987, 1990, 1993, and 1997. This report presents data from the 1999 survey describing the more than 13,000 local police departments operating in the United States in terms of their personnel, operations, community policing initiatives, computers and information systems, and written policies. Comparisons are made with prior years where appropriate. Nearly all local police departments are operated by municipal (86%) or township (13%) governments. As of 1996, about 100 general purpose local police departments were operated by tribal governments, and approximately 50 by county governments. The 1999 LEMAS survey questionnaire was mailed to 3,319 State and local law enforcement agencies, and 3,246 of them provided data for a response rate of 97.8%."

Report Number:
NCJ 186478
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Date:
2001-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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