Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS): 1997 Sample Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies Archival Version

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This survey, the fourth in the Bureau of Justice Statistics' program on Law Enforcement and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), presents information on law enforcement agencies: state police, county police, special police (state and local), municipal police, and sheriff's departments. Variables include size of the population served by the police or sheriff's department, levels of employment and spending, various functions of the department, average salary levels for uniformed officers, policies and programs, and other matters related to management and personnel.

ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..

The universe for the 1997 SSLEA survey consists of agencies listed in the 1996 Directory Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies. The Directory includes all state and local law enforcement agencies that are publicly funded and employ at least one full-time or part-time sworn officer with general arrest powers. Smallest Geographic Unit: United States

The universe file used for sample selection contained 18,778 sheriff, municipal general-purpose police, county general-purpose police, state police, constable's office, tribal police, and special police agencies.

2008-12-04 The study has been updated with the full suite of data formats and the codebook has received xml markups. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02700
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:435214
Provenance
Creator United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Year 1999
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset; survey data
Discipline Social Sciences