Table 76

Full-time State Law Enforcement Employees

by State, 2011

State Agency Total law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Total
civilians
Male Female Male Female
ALABAMA Highway Patrol 1,275 656 14 163 442
Other state agencies 274 213 9 11 41
ALASKA State Troopers 623 359 14 108 142
ARIZONA Department of Public Safety 1,837 1,040 56 294 447
ARKANSAS Other state agencies 34 29 1 0 4
CALIFORNIA Highway Patrol 10,455 6,854 563 1,237 1,801
Other state agencies1 1,226 893 209 36 88
COLORADO State Patrol 1,008 703 43 79 183
Other state agencies 280 48 5 84 143
CONNECTICUT State Police 1,524 965 76 206 277
Other state agencies 37 27 1 7 2
DELAWARE State Police 890 581 71 105 133
Other state agencies 669 277 108 61 223
FLORIDA Highway Patrol 2,282 1,580 204 148 350
Other state agencies 2,866 1,246 169 484 967
GEORGIA Department of Public Safety 1,458 944 45 216 253
Other state agencies 1,097 346 82 214 455
IDAHO State Police 455 252 12 45 146
ILLINOIS State Police 3,119 1,699 193 455 772
Other state agencies 431 266 23 80 62
INDIANA State Police 1,764 1,160 61 220 323
Other state agencies 8 7 0 0 1
IOWA Department of Public Safety 927 595 41 142 149
KANSAS Highway Patrol 769 489 16 105 159
Other state agencies 511 302 16 67 126
KENTUCKY State Police 1,809 1,021 25 381 382
Other state agencies 85 48 6 9 22
LOUISIANA State Police 1,627 1,075 52 145 355
Other state agencies 36 29 5 0 2
MAINE State Police 428 277 20 61 70
Other state agencies1 48 21 1 16 10
MARYLAND State Police 2,114 1,322 95 361 336
Other state agencies 1,743 858 136 448 301
MASSACHUSETTS State Police 2,495 1,892 157 173 273
Other state agencies 382 294 47 18 23
MICHIGAN State Police 2,309 1,405 177 329 398
MINNESOTA State Patrol 762 499 58 107 98
Other state agencies 51 11 0 33 7
MISSISSIPPI Other state agencies 76 57 5 2 12
MISSOURI State Highway Patrol 2,243 1,077 56 488 622
Other state agencies 324 281 22 0 21
MONTANA Highway Patrol 300 231 9 17 43
Other state agencies 24 21 0 0 3
NEBRASKA State Patrol 703 445 25 78 155
NEVADA Highway Patrol 909 430 54 143 282
NEW HAMPSHIRE State Police 534 332 36 49 117
Other state agencies 32 16 4 4 8
NEW JERSEY State Police 4,004 2,637 104 591 672
Other state agencies 314 237 21 36 20
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey2 930 791 79 14 46
NEW MEXICO State Police 626 461 21 38 106
Other state agencies 216 109 7 64 36
NEW YORK State Police 5,417 4,155 375 370 517
Other state agencies 240 198 22 6 14
NORTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 2,203 1,649 48 269 237
Other state agencies 694 507 61 52 74
NORTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 189 136 5 18 30
OHIO Highway Patrol 2,495 1,346 131 500 518
Other state agencies 487 382 51 17 37
OKLAHOMA Department of Public Safety 1,358 748 17 259 334
Other state agencies 72 30 5 25 12
OREGON State Police 774 560 48 82 84
Other state agencies 56 34 12 0 10
PENNSYLVANIA State Police 7,643 4,764 245 1,164 1,470
Other state agencies 288 239 11 21 17
RHODE ISLAND State Police 278 211 19 28 20
Other state agencies 82 62 4 11 5
SOUTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 986 776 24 61 125
Other state agencies1 1,181 744 140 107 190
SOUTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 252 151 5 60 36
Other state agencies 161 44 4 42 71
TENNESSEE Department of Safety 1,573 751 33 223 566
Other state agencies 1,041 582 74 114 271
TEXAS Department of Public Safety 8,127 3,269 194 1,598 3,066
UTAH Highway Patrol 546 408 17 29 92
Other state agencies 142 122 9 7 4
VERMONT State Police 588 289 36 134 129
Other state agencies 92 77 3 3 9
VIRGINIA State Police 2,526 1,750 99 218 459
Other state agencies 761 489 59 83 130
WASHINGTON State Patrol 2,179 979 79 551 570
Other state agencies 6 4 0 0 2
WEST VIRGINIA State Police 1,009 629 18 130 232
Other state agencies 191 150 3 12 26
WISCONSIN State Patrol 644 429 48 70 97
Other state agencies 503 404 60 12 27
WYOMING Highway Patrol 360 188 8 60 104
  • 1 The total employee count includes employees from agencies that are not represented in other law enforcement employee tables.
  • 2 Data reported are the number of law enforcement employees for the state of New Jersey.
  • NOTE: Caution should be used when comparing data from one state to that of another. The responsibilities of the various state police, highway patrol, and department of public safety agencies range from full law enforcement duties to only traffic patrol, which can impact both the level of employment for agencies as well as the ratio of sworn officers to civilians employed. Any valid comparison must take these factors and the other identified variables affecting crime into consideration.

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