Sheriffs’ Offices Get Bigger; 78% of Officers Are White

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The number of employees in U.S. sheriffs' offices grew 57 percent from 1993 to 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics said today. The nation's 3,012 sheriffs' offices employed 189,000 full-time sworn officers and 163,000 civilian workers as of three years ago. They usually don't get as much attention as local police forces, but sheriffs account for about one-fifth of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and employ about one . . .

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