Table 76

Full-time State Law Enforcement Employees

by State, 2014

State Agency Total law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Total
civilians
Male Female Male Female
ALABAMA1 Other state agencies 141 89 11 15 26
ALASKA State Troopers 633 378 17 100 138
ARIZONA Department of Public Safety 1,911 1,061 46 328 476
ARKANSAS1 Other state agencies 31 29 0 0 2
CALIFORNIA Highway Patrol 10,551 6,775 500 1,399 1,877
Other state agencies2 1,256 938 193 33 92
COLORADO3 Other state agencies 177 33 5 30 109
CONNECTICUT State Police 1,661 1,044 84 240 293
Other state agencies 44 32 1 8 3
DELAWARE State Police 948 622 84 100 142
Other state agencies 684 205 23 169 287
FLORIDA1 Other state agencies 3,332 1,415 219 597 1,101
GEORGIA1 Other state agencies 1,090 317 92 214 467
IDAHO State Police 463 246 14 50 153
ILLINOIS State Police 2,933 1,603 178 464 688
INDIANA State Police 1,744 1,218 61 167 298
Other state agencies 88 72 15 0 1
IOWA Department of Public Safety 874 543 34 145 152
KANSAS Highway Patrol 742 449 19 108 166
Other state agencies 553 299 26 83 145
KENTUCKY State Police 1,704 922 18 376 388
Other state agencies 281 214 10 19 38
MAINE State Police 424 285 22 53 64
Other state agencies2 54 23 2 22 7
MARYLAND State Police 2,189 1,369 105 367 348
Other state agencies 1,690 858 132 365 335
MASSACHUSETTS State Police 2,727 2,050 137 222 318
Other state agencies 269 227 28 7 7
MICHIGAN State Police 2,646 1,610 181 374 481
MINNESOTA State Patrol 598 449 46 55 48
Other state agencies 68 16 4 41 7
MISSISSIPPI1 Other state agencies 116 94 4 3 15
MISSOURI State Highway Patrol 2,274 1,122 62 495 595
Other state agencies 480 411 31 4 34
MONTANA Highway Patrol 294 223 14 20 37
NEBRASKA State Patrol 688 420 27 86 155
NEVADA Highway Patrol 531 404 41 40 46
NEW HAMPSHIRE State Police 504 305 24 60 115
Other state agencies 32 14 7 3 8
NEW JERSEY State Police 3,811 2,468 117 583 643
Other state agencies 318 239 22 29 28
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey4 1,426 1,198 155 13 60
NEW MEXICO State Police 658 486 31 33 108
Other state agencies 212 115 11 54 32
NEW YORK State Police 5,650 4,414 415 307 514
Other state agencies 50 43 7 0 0
NORTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 2,178 1,626 44 298 210
Other state agencies 1,081 680 122 118 161
NORTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 190 140 8 14 28
OHIO Highway Patrol 2,402 1,457 141 399 405
Other state agencies 104 74 21 1 8
OKLAHOMA1 Other state agencies 97 30 6 47 14
OREGON State Police 1,186 614 55 182 335
Other state agencies 57 37 10 0 10
PENNSYLVANIA State Police 6,195 3,954 220 1,005 1,016
Other state agencies 389 285 28 52 24
RHODE ISLAND State Police 303 222 25 29 27
Other state agencies 80 60 4 10 6
SOUTH CAROLINA1 Other state agencies2 1,079 631 88 119 241
SOUTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 252 167 5 46 34
Other state agencies 168 44 4 44 76
TENNESSEE Department of Safety 1,701 784 37 276 604
Other state agencies 1,210 660 84 182 284
UTAH Highway Patrol 600 444 25 25 106
Other state agencies 131 123 5 1 2
VERMONT State Police 352 283 28 10 31
Other state agencies 126 93 6 10 17
VIRGINIA State Police 2,697 1,866 108 247 476
Other state agencies 770 496 58 79 137
WASHINGTON State Patrol 2,190 974 94 566 556
Other state agencies 129 55 19 15 40
WISCONSIN State Patrol 622 431 50 62 79
Other state agencies 448 345 60 13 30
  • 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.
  • 3 The FBI determined that the Colorado State Police's data were not comparable to previous year's data. Consequently, those data are not included in this table.
  • 4 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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