Table 76

Full-time State Law Enforcement Employees

by State, 2018

State Agency Total law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Total
civilians
Male Female Male Female
ALABAMA Other state agencies 39 32 0 0 7
ALASKA State Troopers 597 334 24 107 132
ARIZONA Department of Public Safety 1,944 1,115 46 312 471
ARKANSAS State Patrol 942 497 21 130 294
Other state agencies 33 29 2 0 2
CALIFORNIA Highway Patrol 10,529 6,832 454 1,392 1,851
Other state agencies 1,430 1,107 210 39 74
COLORADO State Police 1,016 743 55 67 151
Other state agencies 371 54 9 107 201
CONNECTICUT State Police 1,137 836 81 83 137
Other state agencies 106 79 6 13 8
DELAWARE State Police 964 635 97 87 145
Other state agencies 728 240 26 146 316
FLORIDA Highway Patrol 2,311 1,657 181 143 330
Other state agencies 2,305 1,300 212 264 529
GEORGIA Department of Public Safety 1,628 1,152 31 150 295
Other state agencies 1,224 381 98 222 523
IDAHO State Police 531 278 16 67 170
ILLINOIS State Police 2,785 1,525 171 483 606
Other state agencies 220 112 7 67 34
INDIANA State Police 1,653 1,160 55 152 286
Other state agencies 10 9 0 0 1
IOWA Department of Public Safety 831 497 34 151 149
KANSAS Highway Patrol 788 491 21 102 174
Other state agencies 260 219 11 8 22
KENTUCKY State Police 1,796 1,005 22 358 411
Other state agencies 207 188 7 2 10
LOUISIANA1 Other state agencies 3 2 0 0 1
MAINE State Police 441 291 24 54 72
Other state agencies 61 28 1 17 15
MARYLAND State Police 2,196 1,392 100 338 366
Other state agencies 1,478 911 139 190 238
MASSACHUSETTS State Police 2,601 1,995 121 158 327
Other state agencies 261 223 29 4 5
MICHIGAN State Police 3,085 1,840 195 432 618
MINNESOTA State Patrol 674 487 54 57 76
Other state agencies 404 242 36 68 58
MISSISSIPPI1 Other state agencies 120 93 6 3 18
MISSOURI State Highway Patrol 2,309 1,160 61 519 569
Other state agencies 115 104 9 0 2
MONTANA Highway Patrol 286 217 15 12 42
Other state agencies 43 16 2 10 15
NEBRASKA State Patrol 678 410 27 82 159
NEVADA Highway Patrol 604 432 83 36 53
Other state agencies 116 77 10 7 22
NEW HAMPSHIRE State Police 526 337 32 48 109
Other state agencies 29 14 4 4 7
NEW JERSEY State Police 4,032 2,660 136 585 651
Other state agencies 571 453 46 36 36
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey2 1,914 1,530 209 88 87
NEW MEXICO State Police 1,051 620 48 157 226
NEW YORK State Police 5,769 4,379 515 314 561
Other state agencies 332 259 38 14 21
NORTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 2,109 1,563 45 291 210
Other state agencies 1,160 702 131 137 190
NORTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 189 145 6 12 26
OHIO State Highway Patrol 2,596 1,482 153 473 488
OKLAHOMA Highway Patrol 1,404 785 17 262 340
Other state agencies 121 67 4 41 9
OREGON State Police 1,217 615 56 187 359
Other state agencies 77 51 19 1 6
PENNSYLVANIA State Police 4,314 3,341 225 332 416
Other state agencies 453 331 28 60 34
RHODE ISLAND State Police 286 208 21 28 29
Other state agencies 77 55 5 11 6
SOUTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 1,283 929 54 109 191
Other state agencies 568 471 46 21 30
SOUTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 254 170 11 46 27
Other state agencies 175 46 3 50 76
TENNESSEE Department of Safety 1,716 821 48 262 585
Other state agencies 1,200 688 187 121 204
TEXAS Department of Public Safety 9,474 3,858 306 1,856 3,454
Other state agencies 108 71 20 7 10
UTAH Highway Patrol 634 491 25 21 97
Other state agencies 127 118 6 1 2
VERMONT State Police 664 435 60 49 120
Other state agencies 118 88 9 10 11
VIRGINIA State Police 2,669 1,805 123 248 493
Other state agencies 856 534 58 109 155
WASHINGTON State Patrol 2,262 941 91 617 613
Other state agencies 113 49 16 12 36
WEST VIRGINIA State Police 1,002 614 21 128 239
Other state agencies 219 177 1 19 22
WISCONSIN State Patrol 627 438 40 75 74
Other state agencies 317 256 23 19 19
WYOMING Highway Patrol 334 185 7 52 90
  • 1 Police employee data were not received from the State Police/Highway Patrol/Department of Public Safety for the state.
  • 2 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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