Table 76

Full-time State Law Enforcement Employees

by State, 2019

State Agency Total law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Total
civilians
Male Female Male Female
ALABAMA Other state agencies 1,472 835 36 140 461
ALASKA State Troopers 587 326 20 106 135
ARIZONA Department of Public Safety 1,946 1,072 43 363 468
ARKANSAS State Patrol 966 499 24 135 308
Other state agencies 49 30 2 10 7
CALIFORNIA Highway Patrol 10,529 6,780 450 1,421 1,878
Other state agencies 1,418 1,105 192 49 72
COLORADO State Patrol 1,155 725 57 145 228
Other state agencies 436 73 12 127 224
CONNECTICUT State Police 1,081 787 77 86 131
Other state agencies 95 75 5 9 6
DELAWARE State Police 967 639 94 85 149
Other state agencies 750 243 34 139 334
FLORIDA Highway Patrol 2,351 1,700 179 145 327
Other state agencies 4,978 2,278 353 885 1,462
GEORGIA Department of Public Safety 1,481 1,082 30 168 201
Other state agencies 1,199 387 102 192 518
IDAHO State Police 525 275 16 67 167
Other state agencies 31 23 5 0 3
ILLINOIS State Police 2,982 1,535 168 609 670
Other state agencies 262 123 9 93 37
INDIANA State Police 1,679 1,157 59 180 283
IOWA Department of Public Safety 829 512 35 129 153
KANSAS Highway Patrol 782 467 19 119 177
Other state agencies 670 330 33 106 201
KENTUCKY State Police 1,825 999 22 363 441
Other state agencies 166 149 9 1 7
LOUISIANA1 Other state agencies 3 2 0 0 1
MAINE State Police 253 213 22 5 13
Other state agencies 51 27 1 14 9
MARYLAND State Police 2,161 1,358 109 348 346
Other state agencies 1,557 953 141 193 270
MASSACHUSETTS State Police 2,729 2,054 119 223 333
Other state agencies 261 223 29 4 5
MICHIGAN State Police 3,027 1,775 177 445 630
Other state agencies 272 225 21 7 19
MINNESOTA State Patrol 681 493 54 52 82
Other state agencies 719 245 41 181 252
MISSISSIPPI1 Other state agencies 106 79 13 2 12
MISSOURI State Highway Patrol 2,334 1,168 61 524 581
Other state agencies 444 383 40 2 19
MONTANA Highway Patrol 288 220 15 12 41
Other state agencies 43 16 2 10 15
NEBRASKA State Patrol 681 401 28 89 163
NEVADA Highway Patrol 833 646 52 50 85
Other state agencies 137 81 8 16 32
NEW HAMPSHIRE State Police 524 330 29 48 117
Other state agencies 32 13 5 4 10
NEW JERSEY State Police 4,050 2,699 143 570 638
Other state agencies 7,662 5,473 144 970 1,075
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey2 2,316 1,904 254 66 92
NEW MEXICO1 State Police
NEW YORK State Police 6,045 4,591 561 322 571
Other state agencies 244 189 30 11 14
NORTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 2,093 1,549 45 287 212
Other state agencies 1,142 707 142 121 172
NORTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 180 137 6 11 26
OHIO State Highway Patrol 2,584 1,479 152 462 491
Other state agencies 276 245 20 4 7
OKLAHOMA Highway Patrol 1,380 745 16 287 332
Other state agencies 397 128 21 95 153
OREGON State Police 1,254 612 56 193 393
Other state agencies 85 55 22 0 8
PENNSYLVANIA State Police 6,547 4,144 301 1,088 1,014
Other state agencies 317 209 24 61 23
RHODE ISLAND State Police 312 234 27 25 26
Other state agencies 68 46 5 11 6
SOUTH CAROLINA Highway Patrol 1,254 917 56 94 187
Other state agencies 470 306 50 56 58
SOUTH DAKOTA Highway Patrol 254 164 12 46 32
Other state agencies 178 51 2 43 82
TENNESSEE Department of Safety 1,675 824 48 230 573
Other state agencies 1,263 715 196 125 227
TEXAS Department of Public Safety 9,679 3,838 309 1,712 3,820
UTAH Highway Patrol 804 557 11 65 171
Other state agencies 165 142 6 3 14
VERMONT State Police 608 452 65 31 60
Other state agencies 117 89 9 10 9
VIRGINIA State Police 2,681 1,817 127 246 491
Other state agencies 887 529 57 138 163
WASHINGTON State Patrol 2,245 947 91 586 621
Other state agencies 115 51 16 13 35
WEST VIRGINIA State Police 1,013 619 22 130 242
Other state agencies 222 177 1 21 23
WISCONSIN State Patrol 652 454 40 78 80
Other state agencies 294 226 27 15 26
WYOMING1 Highway Patrol
  • 1 Police employee data were not received from the State Police/Highway Patrol 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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