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******PUBLICATION ADVISORY******
BJS RELEASES CENSUS OF STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, 2008

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, a report covering the approximately 18,000 state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide.

This report presents the results of a census conducted every four years of the number of sheriffs' offices, local police departments, state police and highway patrol agencies, special jurisdiction police, and the number of sworn and civilian employees.

TITLE: CENSUS OF STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, 2008
(NCJ 233982)
AUTHOR: Brian Reaves
WHERE: http://www.bjs.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 bureaus and offices: 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 (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.