Authorized police officer strength of jurisdiction

Definition

Authorized police officer strength refers to the number of fully-sworn police officer positions that the police service was allowed to fill during the calendar or fiscal year, whether or not that number of officers was hired.

Jurisdiction refers to the extent or range of judicial, law-enforcement, or other authority.

Measurements

  • Police officers per 100,000 population May 16, 2016 to current
  • Whole number March 16, 1998 to current

Relation to previous version

  • Authorized police officer strength of jurisdiction May 16, 2016 to current

    This is the current version.

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