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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Local Police Departments, 2013: Personnel, Policies and Practices
report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents findings on local police
departments by population served in 2013, including comparisons with previous
surveys dating back to 1987. The report examines trends in the composition of
local police officers by sex, race and ethnicity. In 2013, the percentage of
police officers who were members of racial or ethnic minority groups was nearly
double that of the late 1980s. Data on the representation of female officers in
local police supervisory positions are presented for the first time. It also
covers the use of community policing strategies, specialized units and task
forces to address crime-related problems. Data are from the 2013Law Enforcement
Management and Administrative Statistics survey. To access the report, see http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5279.