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Table 29 Data Declaration

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Full-time Law Enforcement Employees, by State by State, Tribal, and Other Agencies, 2016

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 state agencies, tribal agencies, and other agencies listed alphabetically by state. The table also includes the total number of law enforcement employees, total officers, and total civilians employed by two participating federal agencies. 
  • This table includes state police, highway patrol, and Department of Public Safety agencies listed within the State Agencies category. 

Methodology

  • The information in this table is derived from law enforcement employee counts (as of October 31, 2016) 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.