Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Series

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

Conducted periodically since 1987, LEMAS collects data from over 3,000 general purpose state and local law enforcement agencies, including all those that employ 100 or more sworn officers and a nationally representative sample of smaller agencies. Data obtained include agency responsibilities, operating expenditures, job functions of sworn and civilian employees, officer salaries and special pay, demographic characteristics of officers, weapons and armor policies, education and training requirements, computers and information systems, use of video technology, vehicles, special units, and community policing activities.

Years Produced: Periodically since 1987

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Most Recent Publications

2017
Dobrin, Adam . State-level estimates of the number of volunteer police in the United States. International Journal of Police Science and Management.
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2017
Jennings, Jay T.,  Rubado, Meghan E. Preventing the use of deadly force: The relationship between police agency policies and rates of officer-involved gun deaths. Public Administration Review. 77, (2), 217-226.
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2017
Jurek, Alicia L.,  Matusiak, Matthew C.,  Matusiak, Randa E. Structural elaboration in police organizations: An exploration. Policing.
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2017
Reaves, Brian A. Police Vehicle Pursuits, 2012-2013. Special Report. NCJ 250545, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2016
Bond, Brenda J.,  Gabriele, Kathryn R. Research and planning units: An innovation instrument in the 21st-century police organization. Criminal Justice Policy Review.
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2016
Burch, Andrea M. Sheriffs' Office Personnel, 1993?2013. Bulletin. NCJ 249757, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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