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Table 2 Data Declaration

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees by Federal Agencies, 2015

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

General comment

This table provides the total number of law enforcement employees, total officers, and total civilians employed by participating federal agencies.

Methodology

The information in this table is derived from law enforcement employee counts (as of October 31, 2015) submitted by participating agencies.

The UCR Program defines law enforcement officers as individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically to pay sworn law enforcement.

Civilian employees include full-time agency personnel such as clerks, radio dispatchers, meter attendants, stenographers, jailers, correctional officers, and mechanics.