National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS): 2000 Sample Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies (ICPSR 3565) RSS

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Summary:

This survey, the sixth in the Bureau of Justice Statistics' program on Law Enforcement and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), presents information on law enforcement agencies in the United States: state police, county police, special police (state and local), municipal police, and sheriff's departments. Variables include size of the population served by the police or sheriff's department, levels of employment and spending, various functions of the department, average salary levels for uniformed officers, policies and programs, and other matters related to management and personnel.This survey, the sixth in the Bureau of Justice Statistics' program on Law Enforcement and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), presents information on law enforcement agencies in the United States: state police, county police, special police (state and local), municipal police, and sheriff's departments. Variables include size of the population served by the police or sheriff's department, levels of employment and spending, various functions of the department, average salary levels for uniformed officers, policies and programs, and other matters related to management and personnel.

Series: Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS): 2000 Sample Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies. ICPSR03565-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-12-04. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03565.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   administration, budgets, law enforcement, law enforcement agencies, management, personnel, police departments, statistical data, wages and salaries, workers

Smallest Geographic Unit:   United States

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2000

Date of Collection:  

  • 2000-07--2001-07

Universe:   The universe for the 2000 survey consists of agencies listed in the 1996 Directory Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies. The Directory includes all state and local law enforcement agencies that are publicly funded and employ at least one full-time or part-time sworn officer with general arrest powers.The universe for the 2000 survey consists of agencies listed in the 1996 Directory Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies. The Directory includes all state and local law enforcement agencies that are publicly funded and employ at least one full-time or part-time sworn officer with general arrest powers.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   For sampling purposes, the law enforcement agencies were separated into two groups: self-representing (SR) and non-self-representing (NSR) agencies. All state police or agencies with 100 or more sworn full-time equivalent (FTE) employees are SR. All remaining agencies in sheriff's department, local police, and special police categories are NSR.For sampling purposes, the law enforcement agencies were separated into two groups: self-representing (SR) and non-self-representing (NSR) agencies. All state police or agencies with 100 or more sworn full-time equivalent (FTE) employees are SR. All remaining agencies in sheriff's department, local police, and special police categories are NSR.

Mode of Data Collection:   self-enumerated questionnaire

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.

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Version History:

  • 2008-12-08 An update was made to correct a processing error. No changes were made to any files.
  • 2008-12-04 The dataset was updated with the full product suite and the codebook was marked up in xml.
  • 2003-06-19 The title of the study has been revised to align it with others in the LEMAS series.

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