Data News Item: Local Law Enforcement

The local law enforcement locations feature class/ shapefile contains point location and tabular information pertaining to a wide range of law enforcement entities in the United States. Law Enforcement agencies “are publicly funded and employ at least one full-time or part-time sworn officer with general arrest powers”. This is the definition used by the US Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ-BJS) for their Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA). Unlike the previous version of this dataset, federal level law enforcement agencies are excluded from this effort.

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