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******PUBLICATION ADVISORY******

BJS RELEASES STUDY ON LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS, 2007

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Local Police Departments, 2007, which presents data collected from a representative sample of local police departments nationwide on a variety of agency characteristics.

Based on the 2007 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey, the report provides national estimates on staffing levels, operating costs, race and gender of officers, officer salaries and special pay, screening methods used in the officer selection process, and training requirements for new officer recruits. The report also examines the types of weapons authorized, use of in-car video cameras and computers, community policing efforts, task force participation, and emergency preparedness activities.

TITLE: Local Police Departments, 2007 (NCJ 231174)
AUTHOR: Brian Reaves
WHERE: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov

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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.