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Sheriffs' Departments 1993

NCJ Number
Date Published
June 1996
28 pages
As of June 30, 1993, sheriff departments in the United States had an estimated 224,236 full-time employees, 10 percent more than in 1990, and this total included 155,815 sworn personnel and 68,421 civilian employees.

Based on the 1993 Law Enforcement and Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey, this BJS Bulletin presents data collected from a representative sample of the nearly 3,100 sheriffs' departments operating nationwide. Tables describe the number and size of agencies, job classification of personnel, race and sex of sworn personnel, agency functions, 911 system, lockup facilities, operating expenditures, starting salaries, special pay, education and training requirements, sidearms, nonlethal weapons, body armor policies, vehicle use policies, computers, special units, written policy directives, and complaint review processes.

Date Published: June 1, 1996