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Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS): 1999 Sample Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies

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
  • Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Series
Publication Date
2001-02-23
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
administration; budgets; law enforcement; law enforcement agencies; management; personnel; police departments; statistical data; wages and salaries; workers
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey, the fourth in the Bureau of Justice Statistics' program on Law Enforcement Management 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.
  • 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: 1999
  • 1999-07 / 2000-07
    Collection date: 1999-07--2000-07
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe for the 1999 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
Sampling
For sampling purposes, the law enforcement agencies were separated into two groups: self-representing (SR) and non-self-representing (NSR) agencies. All state police or agencies with 100 or more sworn full-time equivalent (FTE) employees are SR. All remaining agencies in sheriff's department, local police, and special police categories are NSR.;
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted self interview (CASI), self-enumerated questionnaire

Note
2008-12-09 The dataset was updated to include the full product suite and the codebook has been modified as well.2001-06-29 ICPSR modified the personnel data for the Portland, Oregon, police department as requested by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3079 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03079.v2
Publications
  • Matusiak, Matthew C., Campbell, Bradley A., King, William R.. The legacy of LEMAS: Effects on police scholarship of a federally administered, multi-wave establishment survey. Policing.37, (3), 630-648.2014.
  • Chalfin, Aaron, McCrary, Justin. Are U.S. cities underpoliced?: Theory and evidence. . 2013.
    • ID: http://emlab.berkeley.edu/~jmccrary/chalfin_mccrary2013.pdf (URL)
  • Chalfin, Aaron, McCrary, Justin. The Effect of Police on Crime: New Evidence from U.S. Cities, 1960-2010. NBER Working Paper Series.18815, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 2013.
    • ID: http://cdi.mecon.gov.ar/doc/nber/w18815.pdf (URL)
  • Prelog, Andrew J.. Longitudinal and Geographic Analysis of the Relationship Between Natural Disasters and Crime in the United States. Dissertation, Colorado State University. 2012.
  • Rosenbaum, Dennis P., Graziano, Lisa M., Stephens, Cody D., Schuck, Amie M.. Understanding community policing and legitimacy-seeking behavior in virtual reality: A national study of municipal police websites. Police Quarterly.14, (1), 25-47.2011.
    • ID: 10.1177/1098611110392722 (DOI)
  • Garicano, Luis, Heaton, Paul. Information technology, organization, and productivity in the public sector: Evidence from police departments. Journal of Labor Economics.28, (1), 167-201.2010.
    • ID: 10.1086/649844 (DOI)
  • Gustafson, Joseph L.. Diversity in Municipal Police Agencies: A National Examination of its Determinants and Effects. Dissertation, Northeastern University. 2010.
  • Langton, Lynn. Women in Law Enforcement, 1987-2008. Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief.NCJ 230521, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2010.
    • ID: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/wle8708.pdf (URL)
  • Demir, Serhat. Diffusion of Police Technology Across Time and Space and the Impact of Technology Use on Police Effectiveness and its Contribution to Decision-Making. Dissertation, Kent State University. 2009.
  • Eitle, David, Monahan, Susanne. Revisiting the racial threat thesis: The role of police organizational characteristics in predicting race-specific drug arrest rates. Justice Quarterly.26, (3), 528-561.2009.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418820802427817 (DOI)
  • Johnson, Brian D., Ulmer, Jeffery T., Kramer, John H.. The social context of guidelines circumvention: The case of Federal District courts. Criminology.46, (3), 737-783.2008.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2008.00125.x (DOI)
  • Jones, Matthew A.. Police Organizations: An Empirical Examination of American Sheriff's Offices and Municipal Police Agencies. Dissertation, Portland State University. 2008.
  • Schnebly, Stephen M.. The influence of community-oriented policing on crime-reporting behavior. Justice Quarterly.25, (2), 223-250.2008.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418820802025009 (DOI)
  • Helms, Ronald, Gutierrez, Ricky S.. Federal subsidies and evidence of progressive change: A quantitative assessment of the effects of targeted grants on manpower and innovation in large U. S. police agencies. Police Quarterly.10, (1), 87-107.2007.
    • ID: 10.1177/1098611106296480 (DOI)
  • Beckman, Karen A.. Community Policing and Changing Crime Rates: Does What Police Do Matter?. Thesis, University of Maryland, College Park. 2006.
  • Roberts, Aki, Roberts, John M., Jr.. Police Innovations and the Structure of Informal Communication Between Police Agencies: Network and LEMAS Data. NCJ 216150, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice. 2006.
    • ID: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/216150.pdf (URL)
  • Lemmer, Thomas J.. Police Department Reorganization and Effectiveness in Addressing Gang Violence in Chicago. Thesis, Loyola University Chicago. 2005.
  • Schnebly, Stephen M.. Community Variation in the Nature of Crime Reporting. Dissertation, University of Missouri-St. Louis. 2005.
  • Watkins, Charles E., Jr.. The Information Technology Productivity Paradox in Law Enforcement: An Exploratory Study. Dissertation, George Washington University. 2005.
  • Weisburd, David, Lum, Cynthia. The diffusion of computerized crime mapping in policing: Linking research and practice. Police Practice and Research.6, (5), 419-434.2005.
    • ID: 10.1080/15614260500433004 (DOI)
  • Wilson, Jeremy M.. Determinants of Community Policing: An Open Systems Model of Implementation. Working Paper.NCJ 211975 , Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 2005.
    • ID: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/211975.pdf (URL)
  • Catalano, Shannan M.. An Examination of the Convergence between Police Recording and Victim Reporting of Serious Violent Crime, 1973-2002. Dissertation, University of Missouri St. Louis. 2004.
  • Nicholson-Crotty, Sean, O'Toole, Laurence J., Jr.. Public management and organizational performance: The case of law enforcement agencies. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.14, (1), 1-18.2004.
    • ID: 10.1093/jopart/muh001 (DOI)
  • Wilson, Jeremy M.. A measurement model approach to estimating community policing implementation. Justice Research and Policy.6, (2), 1-24.2004.
    • ID: 10.3818/JRP.6.2.2004.1 (DOI)
  • Gutierrez, Ricky S.. Social Equity and the Funding of Community Policing. New York, NY: LFB Scholarly Publishing. 2003.
  • Elliott, Everett. An Analysis of the Relationship Between Hate Crimes Reporting and Administrative Policies as They Relate to Community Policing. Thesis, West Virginia University. 2002.
  • 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)
  • Hickman, Matthew J., Reaves, Brian A.. Community Policing in Local Police Departments, 1997 and 1999, Special Report. NCJ 184794, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2001.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf//cplpd99.pdf (URL)
  • Hickman, Matthew J., Reaves, Brian A.. Local Police Departments 1999. NCJ 186478, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2001.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/lpd99.pdf (URL)
  • Reaves, Brian A., Hickman, Matthew J.. Sheriffs' Offices 1999. NCJ 186479, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2001.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/so99.pdf (URL)
  • Reaves, Brian A., Hart, Timothy. Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics, 1999: Data for Individual State and Local Agencies with 100 or More Officers. NCJ 184481, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/lemas99.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2001): Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS): 1999 Sample Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies. Version 1. Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03079.v1