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Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 1998


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NUMBER OF FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
GREW 11 PERCENT IN TWO YEARS


     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The number of federal law
enforcement officers grew by about 8,000 men and women, or
11 percent, from June 1996 through June 1998, the Justice
Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced
today.  Approximately half of this...