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Table 77 Data Declaration

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Full-time Law Enforcement Employees, by State, 2015 

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

General comments 

  • This table provides the total number of law enforcement employees, the number of male officers, the number of female officers, the number of male civilian employees, and the number of female civilian employees listed alphabetically by state. 

  • The 2015 police employee data from the Alaska state UCR Program were not received and, therefore, are not included in this table. However, the Bureau of Indian Affairs submitted police employee data for one Alaskan tribal agency which is included in this table. 

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. 

Population estimation 

For the 2015 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed individual rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town and county using 2010 decennial population counts and 2011 through 2014 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency’s rates of growth were averaged; that average was then applied and added to its 2014 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2015 population estimate.