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WOMEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, 1987-2008

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs released Women in Law Enforcement, 1987-2008 (NCJ 230521), which is based on data from the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) surveys, covering 1987 to 2007, and from the Census of Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEO), from 1996 to 2008.

This data brief presents trends in the percent of law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level who are women. It compares the percent of female law enforcement officers in individual police departments with 2,000 or more sworn officers between 1997 and 2007. The report also provides the percent of female officers in 1998 and 2008 in specific federal agencies with 500 or more sworn officers.

TITLE:

  Women in Law Enforcement, 1987-2008

AUTHOR:

  Lynn Langton

WHERE:

  http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=22745

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has seven components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.