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Table 76

Full-time State Law Enforcement Employees

by State, 2012

State Agency Total law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Total
civilians
Male Female Male Female
ALABAMA1 Other state agencies 4 3 0 0 1
ALASKA State Troopers 637 382 17 101 137
ARIZONA Department of Public Safety 1,801 1,011 49 280 461
ARKANSAS1 Other state agencies 36 29 0 2 5
CALIFORNIA Highway Patrol 10,885 6,853 565 1,545 1,922
Other state agencies2 1,269 924 215 37 93
COLORADO State Patrol 1,108 699 48 156 205
Other state agencies 309 48 5 110 146
CONNECTICUT State Police 1,591 1,004 84 223 280
Other state agencies 37 27 1 7 2
DELAWARE State Police 906 586 73 105 142
Other state agencies 667 283 106 61 217
FLORIDA Highway Patrol 2,237 1,514 197 181 345
Other state agencies 2,860 1,194 161 502 1,003
GEORGIA1 Other state agencies 1,129 336 90 212 491
IDAHO State Police 451 240 9 52 150
ILLINOIS State Police 2,985 1,597 181 484 723
Other state agencies 350 217 18 69 46
INDIANA State Police 1,785 1,235 67 172 311
Other state agencies 100 76 16 0 8
IOWA Department of Public Safety 914 575 40 142 157
KANSAS Highway Patrol 783 488 18 111 166
Other state agencies 523 294 16 78 135
KENTUCKY State Police 1,797 1,033 35 347 382
Other state agencies 81 48 4 8 21
LOUISIANA State Police 1,630 1,066 58 141 365
Other state agencies 3 2 0 0 1
MAINE State Police 438 285 25 55 73
Other state agencies2 49 21 1 20 7
MARYLAND State Police 2,160 1,378 98 366 318
Other state agencies 1,631 885 137 301 308
MASSACHUSETTS State Police 2,680 2,041 151 188 300
Other state agencies 260 216 33 5 6
MICHIGAN State Police 2,395 1,426 174 334 461
MINNESOTA State Patrol 734 473 56 103 102
Other state agencies 57 11 0 38 8
MISSISSIPPI1 Other state agencies 73 56 2 2 13
MISSOURI State Highway Patrol 2,223 1,077 57 486 603
Other state agencies 461 405 34 1 21
MONTANA Highway Patrol 278 213 10 15 40
Other state agencies 24 16 0 2 6
NEBRASKA State Patrol 731 444 27 100 160
NEVADA Highway Patrol 941 476 54 135 276
NEW HAMPSHIRE State Police 521 333 31 42 115
Other state agencies 30 13 5 5 7
NEW JERSEY State Police 3,875 2,504 106 587 678
Other state agencies2 662 498 51 67 46
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey3 1,016 865 91 16 44
NEW MEXICO State Police 623 461 22 32 108
NEW YORK State Police 5,463 4,198 384 359 522
Other state agencies 226 189 20 4 13
NORTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 2,149 1,575 46 296 232
Other state agencies 744 499 102 48 95
NORTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 190 137 6 16 31
OHIO1 Other state agencies 418 312 22 28 56
OKLAHOMA Department of Public Safety 1,354 744 15 256 339
Other state agencies 120 51 7 47 15
OREGON State Police 745 563 43 48 91
Other state agencies 56 38 8 0 10
PENNSYLVANIA State Police 6,227 4,168 207 928 924
Other state agencies 272 228 10 17 17
RHODE ISLAND State Police 273 206 21 28 18
Other state agencies 83 63 4 10 6
SOUTH CAROLINA Department of Public Safety 1,382 970 44 127 241
Other state agencies2 956 548 127 107 174
SOUTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 238 154 3 53 28
Other state agencies 156 40 4 44 68
TENNESSEE Department of Safety 1,594 764 33 235 562
Other state agencies 1,044 613 131 82 218
UTAH Highway Patrol 531 394 18 29 90
Other state agencies 132 120 9 1 2
VERMONT State Police 520 326 53 33 108
Other state agencies 164 84 7 36 37
VIRGINIA State Police 2,689 1,860 110 229 490
Other state agencies 739 480 60 78 121
WASHINGTON State Patrol 2,209 966 83 599 561
WEST VIRGINIA State Police 1,043 652 20 140 231
Other state agencies 212 167 2 16 27
WISCONSIN State Patrol 612 413 47 68 84
Other state agencies 557 367 58 112 20
WYOMING Highway Patrol 358 193 9 61 95
  • 1 Police Employee data were not received from the State Police/Highway Patrol/Deparatment of Public Safety for the state.
  • 2 The total employee count includes employees from agencies that are not represented in other law enforcement employee tables.
  • 3 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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