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Law Enforcement Statistics: Guides & Reports

Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics, 1997, 1999, and 2000

These Bureau of Justice Statistics reports present data collected from state and local law enforcement agencies that have 100 or more sworn personnel. Information is provided for each reporting law enforcement agency on personnel, operations, equipment, computers and information systems, policies and programs, and community policing. Community policing information covers topics such as community policing and school resource officer personnel, geographic assignment, problem-solving activities, community outreach, and training. The COPS Office contributed funding and substantive expertise toward this project.

Sheriffs’ Departments, 1997 , 1999, 2000, 2003.

These Bureau of Justice Statistics reports present data describing the more than 3,000 sheriffs' departments and offices operating in the United States. Information is provided on personnel, operations, equipment, computers and information systems, policies and programs, and community policing. Community policing information covers topics such as community policing and school resource officer personnel, geographic assignment, problem-solving activities, community outreach, and training. The COPS Office contributed funding and substantive expertise toward this project.

Local Police Departments, 1997 , 1999, 2000, 2003.

These Bureau of Justice Statistics reports present data describing the more than 13,000 local police departments operating in the United States. Information is provided on personnel, operations, equipment, computers and information systems, policies and programs, and community policing. Community policing information covers topics such as community policing and school resource officer personnel, geographic assignment, problem-solving activities, community outreach, and training. The COPS Office contributed funding and substantive expertise toward this project.

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2000.

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report presents the results of a 2000 census of nearly 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States. It contains information on type of agency, personnel (sworn and nonsworn/ full time and part time), size of agency, largest agencies, number of employees by state, and comparisons with earlier years. The COPS Office contributed funding and substantive expertise toward the project.

Citizen Complaints about Police Use of Force

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report presents data on citizen complaints about police use of force received by large, general purpose State and local law enforcement agencies as well as on complaint dispositions. Findings presented are from new questions on formal citizen complaints about police use of force added to the 2003 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics survey. Detail is presented on the policies and procedures of large municipal police departments relating to the processing of citizen complaints and other administrative features. The report also discusses the limitations of complaints' data and the use of sustained complaints as a measure of police use of excessive force. The 2003 LEMAS survey was administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and sponsored in part by the COPS Office.

Community Policing in Local Police Departments, 1997 and 1999

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report discusses changes in community policing between 1997 and 1999 as reported by more than 2,000 local police agencies. Findings are based on the analysis of responses to the 1997 and 1999 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics surveys that were administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and sponsored in part by the COPS Office.

Police Departments in Large Cities, 1990-2000

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report presents information on law enforcement agencies serving populations of 250,000 or more. It is based on results from 1990 and 2000 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics surveys, as well as other comparative data sources such as the Uniform Crime Reports. The surveys were administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, with the 2000 survey sponsored in part by the COPS Office.

Tribal Law Enforcement, 2000

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report presents information on the characteristics of tribally operated law enforcement agencies in the United States, including personnel, services, and functions. The agency data is derived from the 2000 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies administered by Bureau of Justice Statistics and sponsored in part by the COPS Office.

State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2002

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report presents data on personnel, facilities and resources, trainees, and training curricula of law enforcement academies in the United States, from the 2002 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies. Special topics include training related to terrorism, community policing, and racial profiling. This first national survey of training academies was administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and sponsored in part by the COPS Office.

 

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