United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
This survey, the fourth in the Bureau of Justice Statistics' program on Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), presents information on law enforcement agencies: 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.
Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Series
United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS): 1999 Sample Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies. ICPSR03079-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-12-09. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03079.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03079.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
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:
computer-assisted self interview (CASI),
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.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2001-02-23
- 2008-12-09 The dataset was updated to include the full product suite and the codebook has been modified as well.
- 2001-06-29 ICPSR modified the personnel data for the Portland, Oregon, police department as requested by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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