Table 80

NORTH CAROLINA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
by State by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2005

Metropolitan/Nonmetropolitan County Total law enforcement employees Total officers Total civilians
Metropolitan Counties Alamance 197 97 100
Alexander 43 27 16
Anson 31 27 4
Brunswick 127 95 32
Buncombe 301 188 113
Burke 104 80 24
Cabarrus 168 162 6
Caldwell 112 73 39
Catawba 113 104 9
Chatham 83 66 17
Cumberland 534 292 242
Currituck 84 54 30
Davie 58 31 27
Durham 411 159 252
Edgecombe 118 50 68
Forsyth 494 208 286
Franklin 97 41 56
Gaston1 205 115 90
Gaston County Police Department1 218 133 85
Greene 40 23 17
Guilford 470 231 239
Haywood 83 49 34
Henderson 168 130 38
Hoke 66 43 23
Johnston 175 99 76
Madison 30 19 11
Mecklenburg2 1,274 328 946
Nash 125 67 58
New Hanover 367 278 89
Onslow 148 101 47
Orange 113 102 11
Pender 81 48 33
Person 66 38 28
Pitt 241 108 133
Randolph 213 147 66
Rockingham 129 88 41
Stokes 61 41 20
Union 200 159 41
Wake 679 333 346
Wayne 146 83 63
Yadkin 56 33 23
Nonmetropolitan Counties Alleghany 26 10 16
Ashe 37 19 18
Avery 29 21 8
Beaufort 68 43 25
Bertie 30 21 9
Bladen 77 48 29
Camden 17 15 2
Carteret 83 41 42
Caswell 39 25 14
Cherokee 44 23 21
Chowan 35 17 18
Clay 19 11 8
Cleveland 125 83 42
Columbus 101 61 40
Craven 117 59 58
Dare 139 58 81
Davidson 181 122 59
Duplin 80 60 20
Gates 16 10 6
Graham 10 9 1
Granville 74 39 35
Halifax 73 47 26
Harnett 143 94 49
Hertford 55 21 34
Hyde 18 13 5
Iredell 187 143 44
Jackson 57 38 19
Jones 15 8 7
Lee 69 38 31
Lenoir 77 52 25
Lincoln 145 76 69
Martin 30 27 3
McDowell 62 42 20
Mitchell 14 13 1
Montgomery 41 29 12
Moore 106 67 39
Northampton 46 22 24
Pamlico 19 13 6
Pasquotank 40 37 3
Perquimans 10 9 1
Polk 38 24 14
Richmond 71 44 27
Robeson 207 104 103
Rowan 168 110 58
Rutherford 102 66 36
Sampson 92 64 28
Scotland 55 32 23
Stanly 64 45 19
Surry 92 51 41
Swain 16 15 1
Transylvania 57 42 15
Tyrrell 13 7 6
Vance 83 41 42
Warren 51 24 27
Washington 32 15 17
Watauga 69 36 33
Wilson 117 71 46
Yancey 23 13 10
1The employee data are listed separately for both Gaston County and Gaston County Police Department, North Carolina. However, Gaston County reports its crime figures combined with those of the Gaston County Police Department; they can be found in Table 10 under Gaston County Police Department.
2The employee data presented in this table for Mecklenburg represent only Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office employees and exclude Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department employees.

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