Table 76

Full-time State Law Enforcement Employees

by State, 2013

State Agency Total law enforcement employees Total
officers
Total
civilians
Male Female Male Female
ALABAMA1 Other state agencies 258 197 7 16 38
ALASKA State Troopers 643 435 19 51 138
ARIZONA Department of Public Safety 1,899 1,051 45 337 466
ARKANSAS1 Other state agencies 31 29 0 0 2
CALIFORNIA Highway Patrol 10,623 6,724 512 1,454 1,933
Other state agencies2 1,275 938 198 38 101
COLORADO State Patrol 932 620 49 57 206
Other state agencies 295 51 5 82 157
CONNECTICUT State Police 1,661 1,040 89 251 281
Other state agencies 37 27 1 7 2
DELAWARE State Police 924 608 75 102 139
Other state agencies 668 296 103 58 211
FLORIDA Highway Patrol 2,335 1,637 209 157 332
Other state agencies 3,304 1,450 216 539 1,099
GEORGIA1 Other state agencies 1,077 312 84 226 455
IDAHO State Police 463 246 14 50 153
ILLINOIS State Police 2,910 1,570 180 459 701
Other state agencies 221 110 9 65 37
INDIANA State Police 1,780 1,172 56 233 319
Other state agencies 8 7 0 0 1
IOWA Department of Public Safety 896 559 34 150 153
KANSAS Highway Patrol 768 468 19 113 168
Other state agencies 500 296 17 62 125
KENTUCKY State Police 1,687 953 23 336 375
Other state agencies 366 298 7 38 23
LOUISIANA State Police 1,722 1,095 69 179 379
MAINE State Police 440 287 24 59 70
Other state agencies2 48 20 2 19 7
MARYLAND State Police 2,184 1,377 107 342 358
Other state agencies 1,646 873 135 317 321
MASSACHUSETTS State Police 2,609 1,970 139 195 305
Other state agencies 336 286 35 6 9
MICHIGAN State Police 2,530 1,505 181 356 488
MINNESOTA State Patrol 740 482 55 103 100
Other state agencies 60 11 2 39 8
MISSISSIPPI1 Other state agencies 74 57 3 2 12
MISSOURI State Highway Patrol 2,269 1,110 58 497 604
Other state agencies 451 396 33 0 22
MONTANA Highway Patrol 282 216 15 14 37
Other state agencies 24 18 0 0 6
NEBRASKA State Patrol 696 427 25 83 161
NEVADA Highway Patrol 558 399 46 46 67
NEW HAMPSHIRE State Police 508 302 31 58 117
NEW JERSEY State Police 3,704 2,352 105 590 657
Other state agencies 29 26 0 1 2
NEW YORK State Police 5,489 4,205 399 357 528
Other state agencies 187 160 14 3 10
NORTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 2,125 1,558 46 313 208
Other state agencies 1,078 682 117 104 175
NORTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 194 140 9 13 32
OHIO Highway Patrol 2,421 1,466 142 402 411
Other state agencies 397 318 23 17 39
OKLAHOMA Department of Public Safety 1,400 765 20 272 343
Other state agencies 120 51 7 50 12
OREGON State Police 745 563 43 48 91
Other state agencies 92 68 12 0 12
PENNSYLVANIA State Police 6,073 3,957 211 910 995
Other state agencies 379 289 19 44 27
RHODE ISLAND State Police 273 206 21 28 18
Other state agencies 86 64 4 11 7
SOUTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 1,010 805 29 51 125
Other state agencies2 1,148 698 139 96 215
SOUTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 244 158 3 52 31
Other state agencies 167 46 4 40 77
TENNESSEE Department of Safety 1,655 779 36 258 582
Other state agencies 1,168 650 148 139 231
TEXAS Department of Public Safety 9,178 3,280 214 1,925 3,759
UTAH1 Other state agencies 54 48 5 0 1
VERMONT State Police 447 246 30 72 99
Other state agencies 120 88 6 9 17
VIRGINIA State Police 2,750 1,914 111 245 480
Other state agencies 757 486 60 80 131
WASHINGTON State Patrol 2,204 966 87 577 574
Other state agencies 141 59 22 16 44
WEST VIRGINIA State Police 1,046 645 20 145 236
Other state agencies 209 165 0 17 27
WISCONSIN State Patrol 623 414 49 72 88
Other state agencies 376 283 55 17 21
WYOMING Highway Patrol 327 177 8 61 81
  • 1 Police Employee data were not received from the State Police/Highway Patrol/Department 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.
  • 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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