Police Administration Survey (PAS)
Authorized police officer strength of jurisdiction, ratio
Authorized police officer strength refers to 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.
The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:
- Police officers per 100,000 population