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Sheriffs' Offices, 1999

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Date Published
May 2001
24 pages
This report presents data from the 1999 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) program on sheriffs’ offices operating in the United States.

Based on the 1999 LEMAS survey, presents data collected from a representative sample of the more than 3,000 Sheriffs' offices nationwide. Tables describe the number and size of agencies, job classification of personnel, agency functions, community policing activities, computers and information systems, and written policies and procedures.

  • Nearly all sheriffs' offices provided basic law enforcement services such as routine patrol (97%), responding to citizen calls for service (95%) and investigating crimes (92%).
  • Sixty-two percent of sheriffs' offices had some type of community policing plan in effect during 1999.
  • Nearly all (95%) sheriffs' offices used computers for administrative purposes during 1999.

Date Published: May 1, 2001