Table 77

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
by State, 2008
State Total law
enforcement
employees
Total officers Total civilians Number of
agencies
2008
estimated
population
Male Female Male Female
ALABAMA 16,172 9,988 787 2,005 3,392 350 4,437,374
ALASKA 1,963 1,144 116 234 469 43 686,293
ARIZONA 22,912 11,520 1,380 4,537 5,475 95 6,382,545
ARKANSAS 9,678 5,560 504 1,326 2,288 275 2,850,876
CALIFORNIA 123,506 70,594 10,692 14,739 27,481 459 31,804,738
COLORADO 16,859 10,117 1,491 1,711 3,540 224 4,869,988
CONNECTICUT 10,657 7,845 787 812 1,213 102 3,501,252
DELAWARE 3,159 1,998 298 323 540 52 871,838
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 5,190 3,455 1,000 291 444 2 591,833
FLORIDA 73,872 38,114 6,362 10,849 18,547 402 18,297,732
GEORGIA 33,209 20,514 3,775 2,996 5,924 427 8,931,253
HAWAII 3,795 2,687 310 245 553 4 1,288,198
IDAHO 4,461 2,512 174 520 1,255 106 1,519,310
ILLINOIS 52,561 31,496 5,752 7,392 7,921 749 12,846,505
INDIANA 15,877 9,690 770 2,469 2,948 222 5,623,508
IOWA 8,031 4,770 398 1,093 1,770 232 2,967,083
KANSAS 10,284 6,198 613 1,416 2,057 331 2,550,708
KENTUCKY 10,188 7,275 534 1,026 1,353 365 4,141,804
LOUISIANA 22,621 13,960 3,346 1,586 3,729 200 4,293,435
MAINE 2,961 2,107 138 308 408 133 1,315,497
MARYLAND 20,797 13,538 2,081 1,988 3,190 132 5,456,159
MASSACHUSETTS 20,173 15,250 1,359 1,490 2,074 331 6,281,021
MICHIGAN 26,495 17,010 2,494 3,028 3,963 618 9,948,437
MINNESOTA 13,697 7,805 1,063 2,005 2,824 320 5,145,905
MISSISSIPPI 8,243 4,648 429 1,271 1,895 167 2,489,444
MISSOURI 20,319 13,039 1,398 2,231 3,651 578 5,860,645
MONTANA 2,661 1,545 106 445 565 104 931,062
NEBRASKA 4,810 3,106 385 342 977 165 1,770,070
NEVADA 8,841 5,194 534 866 2,247 37 2,600,167
NEW HAMPSHIRE 3,373 2,367 199 245 562 147 1,156,970
NEW JERSEY 42,022 29,640 2,739 3,669 5,974 546 8,400,257
NEW MEXICO 5,765 3,730 390 548 1,097 97 1,805,058
NEW YORK 80,949 52,722 8,607 5,780 13,840 342 18,103,583
NORTH CAROLINA 32,028 19,488 2,563 4,368 5,609 499 9,189,952
NORTH DAKOTA 1,673 1,110 114 179 270 100 640,830
OHIO 31,469 19,541 2,309 4,014 5,605 607 9,715,611
OKLAHOMA 11,553 7,002 693 1,578 2,280 304 3,642,361
OREGON 9,965 5,276 614 1,702 2,373 202 3,752,587
PENNSYLVANIA 29,641 22,290 2,698 1,792 2,861 937 9,356,098
RHODE ISLAND 3,240 2,403 180 299 358 48 1,050,788
SOUTH CAROLINA 15,316 10,061 1,288 1,395 2,572 381 4,479,234
SOUTH DAKOTA 2,273 1,347 85 344 497 142 800,171
TENNESSEE 25,067 14,016 1,513 4,366 5,172 449 6,209,570
TEXAS 87,479 46,909 5,766 14,755 20,049 1,004 24,229,899
UTAH 7,719 4,362 344 1,516 1,497 131 2,735,255
VERMONT 1,299 874 81 116 228 43 271,869
VIRGINIA 23,748 16,265 2,193 1,446 3,844 279 7,767,656
WASHINGTON 14,980 9,605 1,000 1,471 2,904 245 6,538,812
WEST VIRGINIA1
WISCONSIN 18,648 11,230 1,808 2,061 3,549 376 5,607,356
WYOMING 2,029 1,285 107 153 484 65 528,864

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