Table 76

Full-time State Law Enforcement Employees

by State, 2015

State Agency Total law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Total
civilians
Male Female Male Female
ALABAMA Highway Patrol 1,364 751 19 167 427
Other state agencies 35 28 0 1 6
ARIZONA Department of Public Safety 1,907 1,074 50 318 465
ARKANSAS1 Other state agencies 34 28 0 1 5
CALIFORNIA Highway Patrol 10,414 6,747 479 1,344 1,844
Other state agencies2 1,228 937 188 29 74
COLORADO State Police 1,162 717 46 157 242
Other state agencies 263 50 6 48 159
CONNECTICUT State Police 1,658 1,038 96 225 299
Other state agencies 43 31 1 8 3
DELAWARE State Police 961 631 90 99 141
Other state agencies 687 210 20 140 317
FLORIDA Highway Patrol 2,297 1,649 202 133 313
Other state agencies 2,296 628 157 520 991
GEORGIA1 Other state agencies 355 135 22 91 107
IDAHO State Police 491 260 12 59 160
ILLINOIS State Police 2,839 1,570 176 423 670
Other state agencies 234 123 8 65 38
INDIANA State Police 1,714 1,184 61 175 294
Other state agencies 84 63 14 0 7
IOWA Department of Public Safety 872 545 35 134 158
KANSAS Highway Patrol 753 448 17 113 175
Other state agencies 515 282 22 83 128
KENTUCKY1 Other state agencies 236 205 6 15 10
MAINE State Police 424 278 24 52 70
Other state agencies2 56 26 2 18 10
MARYLAND State Police 2,148 1,350 107 356 335
Other state agencies 1,719 897 135 351 336
MASSACHUSETTS State Police 2,618 1,983 129 205 301
Other state agencies 394 317 33 19 25
MICHIGAN State Police 2,757 1,621 179 412 545
MINNESOTA State Patrol 598 459 41 52 46
Other state agencies 75 16 3 46 10
MISSISSIPPI1 Other state agencies 41 34 2 1 4
MISSOURI State Highway Patrol 2,304 1,132 64 506 602
Other state agencies 465 397 35 0 33
MONTANA Highway Patrol 292 222 17 17 36
NEBRASKA State Patrol 705 434 29 82 160
NEVADA Highway Patrol 525 397 41 39 48
Other state agencies 67 32 4 11 20
NEW HAMPSHIRE State Police 511 299 29 66 117
Other state agencies 29 14 4 3 8
NEW JERSEY State Police 3,828 2,487 119 574 648
Other state agencies 461 359 31 39 32
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey3 1,753 1,422 188 67 76
NEW YORK State Police 5,528 4,381 426 264 457
Other state agencies 271 222 32 6 11
NORTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 2,178 1,595 56 304 223
Other state agencies 1,088 700 122 102 164
NORTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 205 154 8 31 12
OHIO Highway Patrol 2,556 1,488 137 482 449
OKLAHOMA1 Other state agencies 70 16 4 38 12
OREGON State Police 1,266 647 63 197 359
Other state agencies 53 35 10 0 8
PENNSYLVANIA State Police 6,407 4,131 248 1,007 1,021
Other state agencies 440 306 24 82 28
RHODE ISLAND State Police 280 202 20 30 28
Other state agencies 76 57 4 10 5
SOUTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 1,237 885 52 101 199
Other state agencies2 1,289 754 130 136 269
SOUTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 248 167 5 43 33
Other state agencies 171 49 2 43 77
TENNESSEE Department of Safety 1,672 784 40 585 263
Other state agencies 1,234 676 86 179 293
UTAH Highway Patrol 593 432 21 26 114
Other state agencies 134 123 8 1 2
VERMONT State Police 311 234 32 18 27
Other state agencies 120 87 6 12 15
VIRGINIA State Police 2,702 1,848 111 256 487
Other state agencies 725 455 55 86 129
WASHINGTON State Patrol 2,127 909 86 581 551
Other state agencies 111 48 19 11 33
WEST VIRGINIA State Patrol 1,160 733 134 39 254
Other state agencies 225 179 5 15 26
WISCONSIN State Patrol 581 383 39 80 79
Other state agencies 456 358 58 15 25
  • 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 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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