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Directory of Law Enforcement Agencies, 1992: [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Directory of Law Enforcement Agencies Series
Publication Date
1998-02-23
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
authority; full time employment; law enforcement; law enforcement agencies; part time employment; police departments; policies and procedures; personnel
Description
  • Abstract

    To ensure an accurate sampling frame for its Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey, the Bureau of Justice Statistics periodically sponsors a census of the nation's state and local law enforcement agencies. This census, known as the Directory Survey, gathers data on all police and sheriffs' departments that are publicly funded and employ at least one full-time or part-time sworn officer with general arrest powers. This data collection, compiled in July 1992, represents the second such census, with the first occurring in 1986 (DIRECTORY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, 1986: [UNITED STATES] [ICPSR 8696]). Variables include personnel totals, type of agency, geographic location of agency, and whether the agency had the legal authority to hold a person beyond arraignment for 48 or more hours.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1992
  • Collection date: 1992-07
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All police and sheriffs' departments that are publicly funded and employ at least one full-time or part-time sworn officer with general arrest powers.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Note
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2266 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Kovandzic, Tomislav, Schaffer, Mark E., Kleck, Gary. Estimating the causal effect of gun prevalence on homicide rates: A local average treatment effect approach. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.29, (4), 477-541.2013.
    • ID: 10.1007/s10940-012-9185-7 (DOI)
  • Maguire, Edward R., King, William R.. The changing landscape of American police organizations. Policing 2020: Exploring the Future of Crime, Communities, and Policing.Washington, DC. 2007.
    • ID: http://fwg.cos.ucf.edu/publications/Policing2020.pdf#page=337 (URL)
  • Maguire, Edward R.. Multiwave establishment surveys of police organizations. Justice Research and Policy.4, 39-60.2002.
    • ID: 10.3818/JRP.4.1.2002.39 (DOI)
  • Reaves, Brian A.. Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1992. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1993.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1998): Directory of Law Enforcement Agencies, 1992: [United States]. Version 1. Directory of Law Enforcement Agencies Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02266.v1