The Source for Crime and Justice Data

Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Series RSS

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

This survey presents information on three types of general purpose law enforcement agencies: state police, local police, and sheriff's departments. Data from the primary state police agency in each of 49 states (Hawaii does not have a state police agency) are also presented. Variables include size of the populations served by the typical police or sheriff's department, levels of employment and spending, various functions of the department, average salary levels for uniformed officers, and other matters relating to management and personnel.

Years Produced: Every 3 years

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2014
Burruss, George W.,  Giblin, Matthew J. Modeling isomorphism on policing innovation: The role of institutional pressures in adopting community-oriented policing. Crime and Delinquency. 60, (3), 331-355.
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2014
Cave, Breanne,  Telep, Cody W.,  Grieco, Julie . Rigorous evaluation research among US police departments: special cases or a representative sample?. Police Practice and Research.
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2014
Farrell, Amy . Environmental and institutional influences on police agency responses to human trafficking. Police Quarterly. 17, (1), 3-29.
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2014
Hickman, Matthew J. Police administrative records as social science data. The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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2014
Sharp, Elaine B. Minority representation and order maintenance policing: Toward a contingent view. Social Science Quarterly.
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2014
Skogan, Wesley G. Using community surveys to study policing. The Oxford Handbook of Policing. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
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2014
Smith, Brad W. Holmes, Malcolm D. . Police use of excessive force in minority communities: A test of the minority threat, place, and community accountability hypotheses. Social Problems. 61, (1), 83-104.
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2014
Willits, Dale W.,  Nowacki, Jeffrey S. Police organisation and deadly force: An examination of variation across large and small cities. Policing and Society. 24, (1), 63-80.
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