U.S. Police Agencies List

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U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies by State

Although the FBI produces its annual Crime Report and there are a number of other agencies which provide similar statistics, there is not a single site that we at Criminal Justice Law US could find wherein all law enforcement agencies in the nation are listed in simple format. So we made our own.

On this page, you will find first a listing of how many agencies of various kinds are to be found in each state. We list how many police officers there were as of 2008 along with how many police agencies exist at a state level, county, city, or under some other jurisdictional arrangement. This provides an overview of how law enforcement is divided in the criminal justice field for each state and nationwide. We hope you find this useful.

In this listing, we include Tribal Police with cities because although Native American police departments do not fall directly under the authority of the state, arrangements exist between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Attorney General of the United States which permits some such oversight. Also, School District Police are included with the cities IF it is an Independent School District, which in most instances is the case.  You will also notice that University Police Departments are listed separately.

If you wish to view the complete listing or law enforcement agencies in a state, the headings are clickable.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agencies

As of 2012, the Capital City Montgomery has a population of 212,038 and though there are criminal justice statistics for the entire state coming soon, Montgomery does not report to the FBI for UCR data collections unlike the majority of the city police departments in the state.

As of 2008, the state of Alabama had 11,631 police officers. These are divided among the various criminal justice agencies as follows…

  • 25 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 68 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 201 City/School District Police Departments
  • 18 College/University Police Departments
  • 7 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Alaska Law Enforcement Agencies

With 1298 police officers, spread among 65 criminal justice agencies as follows…

  • 12 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 49 City & Borough Police Departments
  • 4 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Arizona Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 714,591 police officers in the state of Arizona and the criminal justice agencies are broken down as…

  • 22 State & Regional Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 18 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 95 City & Tribal Police Departments
  • 10 College/University Police Departments

Arkansas Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 6779 police officers in Arkansas spread among the various criminal justice agencies as follows…

English: The Blue and Black ribbon is wore to ...
English: The Blue and Black ribbon is wore to support local law enforcement agencies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • 19 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 75 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 246 City Police Departments
  • 13 College/University Police
  • 4 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

California Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 79,431 police officers in the state of California spread among the various criminal justice agencies as follows…

  • 27 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 71 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 276 City Police & School District Departments
  • 42 College/University Police
  • 22 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 12,069 police officers in the state of Colorado and these are spread among the following criminal justice agencies.

  • 6 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 67 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 74 City Police Departments
  • 10 College/University Police

Connecticut Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 8281 police officers in Connecticut spread among the various criminal justice agencies as follows…

  • 19 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 94 City Police Departments
  • 7 College/University Police Departments
  • 3 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Delaware Law Enforcement Agencies

The 2131 police officers in Delaware work for the following Delaware criminal justice agencies…

  • 11 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 1 County Police Department
  • 35 City Police Departments
  • 4 College/University Police Departments
  • 9 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

District of Columbia Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 4262 police officers in the following DC criminal justice agencies in

  • 8 City Police Agencies
  • 27 Federal Police Agencies with Special Enforcement in DC
  • 7 College/University Police Departments

Florida Law Enforcement Agencies

The state of Florida has 46,105 police officers among the criminal justice/law enforcement agencies as follows…

  • 15 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 72 County Police Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 109 City Police Departments
  • 30 College/University Police Departments

Georgia Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 26,551 police officers in the state of Georgia’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 15 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 78 County Marshal’s/Sheriff’s/Police Departments
  • 136 City Police Departments
  • 20 College/University Police Departments
  • 1 Transit Authority Police

Hawaii Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 3234 police officers in Hawaii’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 13 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 7 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 3 Joint City/County Police Departments

Idaho Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 3146 police officers in Idaho’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 5 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 44 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 71 City/Tribal Police Departments

Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 41,277 police officers in Illinois criminal justice agencies.

  • 17 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 110 County Agencies/Police/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 738 City Police Departments
  • 45 College/University Police Departments
  • 37 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Indiana Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 13,171 police officers in Indiana’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 13 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 92 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 462 City Police/Town Marshal/School District Departments
  • 24 College/University Police Departments
  • 43 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Iowa Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 5830 police officers in Iowa’s criminal justice agencies.

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English: Bureau of Indian Affairs Police special agent badge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • 8 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 97 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 136  City/Tribal Police Departments
  • 4 College/University Police Departments

Kansas Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 7450 police officers in Kansas’ criminal justice agencies.

  • 8 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 105 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 207 City Police/School District Departments
  • 7 College/University Police Departments

Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 7833 police officers in Kentucky’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 12 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 155 County Agencies/Sheriff’s/Constable/Police Departments
  • 113 City Police/School District Departments
  • 10 College/University Police Departments
  • 8 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Louisiana Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 18,050 police officers in Louisiana’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 30 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 64 Parish Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 300 City Police Departments
  • 19 College/University Police Departments
  • 2 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Maine Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 2569 police officers in Maine’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 18 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 16 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 63 City Police Departments
  • 3 College/University Police Departments

Maryland Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 16,013 police officers in Maryland’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 12 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 29 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 60 City Police Departments
  • 14 College/University Police Departments
  • 11 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 18,342 police officers in Massachusetts’ criminal justice agencies.

Massachusetts State Registry of Motor Vehicles...
Massachusetts State Registry of Motor Vehicles Police patch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • 6 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 14 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 175 City/Town Police Departments
  • 25 College/University Police Departments
  • 15 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Michigan Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 19,019 police officers in Michigan’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 3 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 83 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 390 City/Village/Township/Tribal Police Departments
  • 16 College/University Police Departments
  • 11 Other Law Enforcement Agencies




Minnesota Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 9667 police officers in Minnesota’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 7 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 87 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 284 City/Tribal Police Departments
  • 1 College/University Police Departments
  • 5 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Mississippi Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 7707 police officers in Mississippi’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 11 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 82 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 169 City Police Departments
  • 7 College/University Police Departments
  • 2 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Missouri Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 14,554 police officers in Missouri’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 14 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 119 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 99 City Police Departments
  • 1 College/University Police Departments

Montana Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 19,050 police officers in Montana’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 8 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 54 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 2 Joint City/County Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 59 City Police Departments
  • 2 College/University Police Departments
  • 5 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Nebraska Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 3765 police officers in Nebraska’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 14 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 93 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 137 City/Tribal Police Departments
  • 1 College/University Police Departments
  • 4 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Nevada Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 6643 police officers in Nevada’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 12 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 19 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 3 Joint City/County/School District Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 34 City/Township/Tribal Police Departments
  • 4 College/University Police Departments

New Hampshire Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 2936 police officers in New Hampshire’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 14 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 10 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 70 City Police Departments
  • 2 College/University Police Departments

New Jersey Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 33,704 police officers in New Jersey’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 17 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 46 County Agencies/Police/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 77 City/Township Police Departments
  • 7 Bi-State Police Departments
  • 18 College/University Police Departments
  • 36 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

New Mexico Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 5010 police officers in New Mexico’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 18 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 33 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 91 City & Tribal Police Departments
  • 7 College/University Police Departments
  • 2 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

New York Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 66,472 police officers in New York’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 18 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 71 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 470 City Police Departments
  • 36 College/University Police Departments
  • 23 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

North Carolina Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 23,442 police officers in North Carolina’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 17 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 102 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 275 City Police Departments
  • 42 College/University Police Departments
  • 16 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

North Dakota Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 1324 police officers in North Dakota’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 5 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 53 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 63 City Police Departments
  • 3 College/University Police Departments

Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 25,992 police officers in Ohio’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 13 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 88 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 309 City/Village/Township Police Departments
  • 29 College/University Police Departments
  • 18 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Oklahoma Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 8639 police officers in Oklahoma’s criminal justice agencies.

English: Bia police recruiting poster
English: Bia police recruiting poster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • 24 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 41 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 317 City/Tribal Police Departments
  • 28 College/University Police Departments

Oregon Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 6695 police officers in Oregon’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 8 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 36 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 132 City & Tribal Police Departments
  • 21 College/University Police Departments
  • 2 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 27,413 police officers in Pennsylvania’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 13 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 65 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 651 City Police Departments
  • 24 Regional Police Departments
  • 13 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Rhode Island Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 2828 police officers in Rhode Island’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 3 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 38 City/Town Police Departments
  • 4 College/University Police Departments
  • 2 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

South Carolina Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 11,674 police officers in South Carolina’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 12 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 47 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 37 City Police Departments
  • 2 College/University Police Departments
  • 3 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

South Dakota Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 1636 police officers in South Dakota’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 12 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 58 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 62 City Police Departments
  • 2 College/University Police Departments

Tennessee Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 15,976 police officers in Tennessee’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 10 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 98 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 205 City Police Departments
  • 6 College/University Police Departments
  • 3 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Texas Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 59,219 police officers in Texas’ criminal justice agencies.

  • 12 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 267 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 240 City & School District Police Departments
  • 64 College/University Police Departments
  • 58 Independent School District Police
  • 23 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Utah Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 4782 police officers in Utah’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 17 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 30 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 67 City Police Departments
  • 6 Joint Jurisdiction Police Agencies
  • 9 College/University Police Departments

Vermont Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 1103 police officers in Vermont’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 8 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 14 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 42 City Police Departments

Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 22,848 police officers in Virginia’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 15 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 104 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 110 City/Town Police/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 7 Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Washington State Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 11,411 police officers in Washington State’s criminal justice agencies.

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English: A photo of a WIU Office of Public Safety Cruiser (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • 10 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 39 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 184 City/Tribal Police Departments
  • 7 College/University Police Departments

West Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 3382 police officers in West Virginia’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 11 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 54 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 144 City Police Departments
  • 8 College/University Police Departments

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 13,730 police officers in Wisconsin’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 14 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 72 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 85 City Police Departments
  • 14 College/University Police Departments

Wyoming Law Enforcement Agencies

There are 1691 police officers in Wyoming’s criminal justice agencies.

  • 9 State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • 23 County Agencies/Sheriff’s Departments
  • 45 City Police Departments
  • 2 College/University Police Departments




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