Table 78

NORTH CAROLINA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
by State by City, 2008
City Population Total law enforcement employees Total officers Total civilians
Aberdeen 5,662 26 24 2
Ahoskie 4,196 20 16 4
Albemarle 15,423 55 49 6
Andrews 1,707 6 5 1
Angier 4,414 11 10 1
Apex 33,244 68 54 14
Archdale 9,291 31 25 6
Asheboro 24,458 85 78 7
Asheville 74,215 266 195 71
Atlantic Beach 1,811 22 18 4
Aurora 593 2 2 0
Ayden 5,020 22 18 4
Badin 1,336 5 5 0
Bailey 681 2 2 0
Bakersville 350 2 1 1
Bald Head Island 305 12 11 1
Banner Elk 921 10 9 1
Beaufort 4,245 18 17 1
Beech Mountain 330 14 10 4
Belhaven 2,009 8 4 4
Belmont 9,263 43 34 9
Benson 3,471 15 14 1
Bethel 1,739 7 7 0
Beulaville 1,121 5 5 0
Biltmore Forest 1,561 14 13 1
Biscoe 1,680 9 8 1
Black Creek 696 2 2 0
Black Mountain 7,892 22 18 4
Bladenboro 1,667 6 6 0
Blowing Rock 1,482 13 10 3
Boiling Spring Lakes 4,773 10 9 1
Boiling Springs 3,796 8 8 0
Boone 13,885 43 35 8
Boonville 1,115 4 4 0
Brevard 6,674 29 23 6
Broadway 1,151 4 4 0
Brookford 425 1 1 0
Bryson City 1,388 8 7 1
Bunn 407 3 3 0
Burgaw 4,160 11 10 1
Burlington 50,058 146 102 44
Burnsville 1,647 8 8 0
Butner 6,636 46 41 5
Cameron 322 1 1 0
Candor 834 5 5 0
Canton 3,882 20 14 6
Cape Carteret 1,433 7 7 0
Carolina Beach 5,989 29 26 3
Carrboro 17,958 39 37 2
Carthage 2,027 11 10 1
Cary 125,277 189 159 30
Caswell Beach 483 4 4 0
Catawba 806 3 3 0
Chadbourn 2,063 10 9 1
Chapel Hill 52,034 136 112 24
Charlotte-Mecklenburg1 758,769 2,122 1,637 485
Cherryville 5,554 23 18 5
China Grove 3,722 12 12 0
Chocowinity 716 3 3 0
Claremont 1,143 9 8 1
Clayton 16,013 46 42 4
Cleveland 833 5 5 0
Clinton 8,876 36 33 3
Clyde 1,255 4 4 0
Columbus 977 6 6 0
Concord 65,725 176 151 25
Conover 7,302 25 24 1
Conway 668 2 2 0
Cooleemee 982 4 4 0
Cornelius 24,983 56 41 15
Cramerton 3,109 12 12 0
Creedmoor 3,606 17 13 4
Dallas 3,734 17 13 4
Davidson 9,933 17 16 1
Denton 1,479 6 6 0
Dobson 1,454 4 4 0
Drexel 1,869 5 5 0
Dunn 10,004 46 37 9
Durham 221,785 584 450 134
East Bend 664 2 2 0
Eden 15,393 53 44 9
Edenton 4,992 14 12 2
Elizabeth City 19,813 68 56 12
Elizabethtown 3,762 15 14 1
Elkin 4,079 21 17 4
Elon 6,986 16 15 1
Emerald Isle 3,672 18 13 5
Enfield 2,331 11 10 1
Erwin 4,807 10 9 1
Fair Bluff 1,139 3 3 0
Fairmont 2,717 14 11 3
Farmville 4,630 24 19 5
Fayetteville 171,457 489 334 155
Fletcher 4,725 13 12 1
Forest City 7,086 34 32 2
Four Oaks 1,912 5 5 0
Foxfire Village 491 2 2 0
Franklin 3,953 19 18 1
Franklinton 1,972 10 9 1
Fremont 1,429 7 4 3
Fuquay-Varina 16,674 33 28 5
Garner 26,378 67 61 6
Garysburg 1,140 2 2 0
Gaston 886 2 2 0
Gastonia 71,486 195 168 27
Gibsonville 4,732 15 14 1
Glen Alpine 1,076 3 3 0
Goldsboro 37,445 107 93 14
Graham 14,543 38 35 3
Granite Falls 4,570 16 14 2
Granite Quarry 2,234 7 7 0
Greensboro 249,561 700 593 107
Greenville 77,960 212 172 40
Grifton 2,234 8 8 0
Hamlet 5,749 22 18 4
Havelock 22,135 33 27 6
Henderson 15,841 59 50 9
Hendersonville 12,027 50 38 12
Hertford 2,149 8 7 1
Hickory 41,414 144 115 29
Highlands 950 12 12 0
High Point 102,298 260 209 51
Hillsborough 5,559 31 28 3
Holden Beach 858 9 9 0
Holly Ridge 830 9 8 1
Holly Springs 21,432 45 36 9
Hope Mills 13,004 36 28 8
Hot Springs 636 1 1 0
Hudson 3,023 12 11 1
Huntersville 45,273 85 75 10
Indian Beach 93 4 4 0
Jackson 646 2 1 1
Jacksonville 75,770 136 108 28
Jefferson 1,361 3 3 0
Jonesville 2,269 11 10 1
Kannapolis 42,065 98 71 27
Kenansville 904 5 5 0
Kenly 1,930 8 7 1
Kernersville 22,782 84 64 20
Kill Devil Hills 6,670 29 22 7
King 6,863 21 18 3
Kings Mountain 11,136 37 31 6
Kingstown 844 1 1 0
Kinston 22,168 80 71 9
Kitty Hawk 3,344 17 15 2
Knightdale 7,571 23 22 1
Kure Beach 2,647 10 9 1
La Grange 2,745 6 6 0
Lake Lure 1,005 11 10 1
Lake Royale   4 4 0
Lake Waccamaw 1,448 4 4 0
Landis 3,111 9 8 1
Laurel Park 2,151 7 7 0
Laurinburg 15,442 45 39 6
Leland 4,992 32 29 3
Lenoir 17,843 65 49 16
Lexington 20,375 73 64 9
Liberty 2,726 11 10 1
Lilesville 422 1 1 0
Lillington 3,257 13 12 1
Lincolnton 10,779 33 28 5
Littleton 642 4 4 0
Locust 2,624 10 9 1
Long View 4,940 15 15 0
Louisburg 3,764 13 12 1
Lowell 2,746 9 9 0
Lumberton 21,849 76 67 9
Madison 2,256 11 10 1
Maggie Valley 817 9 8 1
Magnolia 989 2 2 0
Maiden 3,461 14 13 1
Manteo 1,330 8 7 1
Marion 5,112 30 25 5
Marshall 830 3 3 0
Mars Hill 1,770 5 5 0
Marshville 3,198 5 5 0
Matthews 27,140 67 55 12
Maxton 2,696 13 8 5
Mayodan 2,600 16 14 2
Maysville 963 2 2 0
McAdenville 660 2 2 0
Mebane 10,534 24 18 6
Middlesex 857 4 4 0
Mint Hill 20,096 29 27 2
Mocksville 4,634 22 21 1
Monroe 32,216 91 76 15
Montreat 715 5 5 0
Mooresville 22,003 73 54 19
Morehead City 9,683 48 38 10
Morganton 17,069 98 62 36
Morrisville 14,976 32 30 2
Mount Airy 8,729 52 39 13
Mount Gilead 1,405 4 4 0
Mount Holly 9,982 34 27 7
Mount Olive 4,380 17 16 1
Murfreesboro 2,333 15 10 5
Murphy 1,565 10 7 3
Nags Head 3,064 23 21 2
Nashville 4,594 15 14 1
Navassa 1,801 2 2 0
New Bern 28,855 134 89 45
Newland 649 5 5 0
Newport 4,318 10 10 0
Newton 13,359 42 33 9
Newton Grove 631 3 3 0
Norlina 1,008 5 5 0
North Topsail Beach 976 12 11 1
Northwest 936 3 3 0
North Wilkesboro 4,139 25 22 3
Norwood 2,131 8 7 1
Oakboro 1,166 5 5 0
Oak Island 8,397 28 21 7
Ocean Isle Beach 533 13 13 0
Old Fort 961 6 5 1
Oxford 8,628 38 31 7
Parkton 431 1 1 0
Pembroke 2,760 18 14 4
Pikeville 703 2 2 0
Pilot Mountain 1,269 9 8 1
Pinebluff 1,419 4 4 0
Pinehurst 12,422 29 24 5
Pine Knoll Shores 1,553 10 9 1
Pine Level 1,551 5 5 0
Pinetops 1,252 8 6 2
Pineville 6,642 43 32 11
Pink Hill 525 2 2 0
Pittsboro 2,582 11 11 0
Plymouth 3,826 12 12 0
Princeton 1,275 3 3 0
Raeford 3,466 17 15 2
Raleigh 388,661 803 689 114
Ramseur 1,715 8 8 0
Randleman 3,678 14 14 0
Ranlo 2,310 7 7 0
Red Springs 3,502 21 17 4
Reidsville 15,027 53 45 8
Richlands 913 5 5 0
Rich Square 845 2 2 0
River Bend 3,123 5 5 0
Roanoke Rapids 16,347 40 37 3
Robersonville 1,548 7 7 0
Rockingham 8,802 40 35 5
Rockwell 1,998 4 4 0
Rocky Mount 56,950 170 128 42
Rolesville 2,519 11 10 1
Roseboro 1,462 4 4 0
Rose Hill 1,409 4 4 0
Rowland 1,148 7 6 1
Roxboro 8,681 38 33 5
Rutherfordton 4,019 15 15 0
Salisbury 28,747 106 87 19
Saluda 566 4 4 0
Sanford 29,414 102 81 21
Scotland Neck 2,163 8 7 1
Seagrove 258 1 1 0
Selma 6,921 24 22 2
Seven Devils 168 5 5 0
Shallotte 1,759 14 13 1
Sharpsburg 2,400 7 7 0
Shelby 21,415 88 70 18
Siler City 8,725 26 21 5
Smithfield 12,759 44 40 4
Southern Pines 12,604 38 30 8
Southern Shores 2,670 10 10 0
Southport 3,108 12 11 1
Sparta 1,778 6 6 0
Spencer 3,370 14 13 1
Spindale 3,838 13 13 0
Spring Lake 8,122 25 21 4
Spruce Pine 1,984 9 9 0
Stallings 8,960 24 22 2
Stanfield 1,106 4 4 0
Stanley 3,299 13 9 4
Stantonsburg 703 4 4 0
Star 797 4 4 0
Statesville 26,474 91 68 23
St. Pauls 2,035 16 11 5
Sugar Mountain 209 5 5 0
Sunset Beach 2,348 12 12 0
Surf City 1,986 19 17 2
Swansboro 1,915 9 9 0
Sylva 2,427 14 13 1
Tabor City 2,636 10 9 1
Tarboro 10,187 33 27 6
Taylortown 876 2 2 0
Thomasville 26,528 73 65 8
Topsail Beach 587 8 7 1
Trent Woods 3,962 5 5 0
Troutman 1,819 12 12 0
Troy 3,373 11 10 1
Tryon 1,714 10 8 2
Valdese 4,523 13 12 1
Vanceboro 845 1 1 0
Vass 780 3 3 0
Wadesboro 5,061 27 21 6
Wagram 785 2 2 0
Wake Forest 27,532 60 51 9
Wallace 3,611 17 14 3
Walnut Cove 1,602 8 7 1
Walnut Creek 854 2 2 0
Warrenton 732 6 5 1
Warsaw 3,164 16 12 4
Washington 10,097 41 32 9
Waxhaw 3,665 18 15 3
Waynesville 9,921 40 32 8
Weaverville 2,591 14 13 1
Weldon 1,279 9 9 0
Wendell 5,260 17 15 2
West Jefferson 1,120 7 7 0
Whispering Pines 2,139 10 9 1
Whitakers 767 3 3 0
White Lake 565 6 6 0
Whiteville 5,226 28 24 4
Wilkesboro 3,168 22 20 2
Williamston 5,362 21 20 1
Wilmington 100,944 321 266 55
Wilson 48,140 134 113 21
Wilson's Mills 1,587 2 2 0
Windsor 2,110 9 9 0
Wingate 3,954 6 6 0
Winston-Salem 226,460 649 493 156
Winterville 4,803 21 20 1
Woodfin 4,841 15 14 1
Woodland 757 1 1 0
Wrightsville Beach 2,680 25 23 2
Yadkinville 2,862 13 12 1
Youngsville 748 9 8 1
Zebulon 4,566 22 21 1

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