Table 28

NORTH CAROLINA

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2016

Metropolitan/Nonmetropolitan County Total law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Total
civilians
Metropolitan Counties Alamance 255 117 138
Alexander 71 39 32
Brunswick 261 154 107
Buncombe 393 247 146
Burke 110 88 22
Cabarrus 310 183 127
Caldwell 113 103 10
Catawba 194 145 49
Chatham 132 100 32
Craven 126 73 53
Cumberland 603 303 300
Currituck 96 63 33
Davidson 180 124 56
Davie 86 56 30
Durham 463 181 282
Edgecombe 134 54 80
Forsyth 474 206 268
Franklin 123 74 49
Gaston 206 119 87
Gaston County Police Department 215 123 92
Gates 13 13 0
Guilford 612 267 345
Haywood 125 68 57
Henderson 203 134 69
Hoke 122 63 59
Iredell 203 147 56
Johnston 186 114 72
Jones 29 18 11
Lincoln 158 107 51
Madison 43 24 19
Mecklenburg1 1,084 294 790
Nash 140 88 52
New Hanover 488 349 139
Onslow 264 126 138
Orange 140 94 46
Pamlico 50 22 28
Pender 110 64 46
Person 83 46 37
Pitt 310 130 180
Randolph 229 176 53
Rockingham 142 95 47
Rowan 185 124 61
Stokes 66 46 20
Union 285 203 82
Wake 967 378 589
Wayne 223 118 105
Yadkin 76 39 37
Nonmetropolitan Counties Alleghany 33 17 16
Anson 60 32 28
Ashe 62 30 32
Avery 49 25 24
Beaufort 90 55 35
Bertie 36 23 13
Bladen 85 53 32
Camden 21 18 3
Carteret 92 63 29
Caswell 52 35 17
Cherokee 67 31 36
Chowan 34 17 17
Clay 44 17 27
Cleveland 173 103 70
Columbus 118 75 43
Dare 144 65 79
Duplin 111 76 35
Graham 30 17 13
Greene 49 23 26
Halifax 94 62 32
Harnett 218 122 96
Hertford 53 23 30
Hyde 20 14 6
Jackson 76 53 23
Lee 106 67 39
Lenoir 121 62 59
Macon 76 50 26
Martin 40 37 3
McDowell 63 44 19
Mitchell 20 18 2
Montgomery 55 30 25
Moore 131 74 57
Northampton 54 31 23
Pasquotank 66 45 21
Perquimans 15 13 2
Polk 46 36 10
Richmond 88 56 32
Robeson 218 130 88
Rutherford 137 80 57
Sampson 133 90 43
Scotland 63 37 26
Stanly 90 87 3
Surry 105 77 28
Swain 47 27 20
Transylvania 82 60 22
Tyrrell 18 12 6
Vance 81 40 41
Warren 67 36 31
Washington 52 22 30
Watauga 76 45 31
Wilkes 127 71 56
Wilson 151 91 60
Yancey 38 18 20
  • 1 The employee data presented in this table for Mecklenburg represent only Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office employees and exclude Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department employees.

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