This report provides data on authorized equipment and techniques, body-worn cameras, and K-9 units in local police departments. It also presents tables on training, policies, and procedures. Additionally, the report describes the prevalence of community policing plans.
- Most (93%) local police departments required annual in-service training hours for full-time sworn officers in 2020, with an average requirement of 46 hours.
- In 2020, about 9% of local police departments had officers check immigration status during a traffic stop.
- About 32% of local police departments maintained a written community policing plan in 2020, compared to 42% in 2016.
- In 2020, about 16% of all local police departments had a civilian complaint review board or agency.