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Law Enforcement

Law enforcement describes the agencies and employees responsible for enforcing laws, maintaining public order, and managing public safety. The primary duties of law enforcement include the investigation, apprehension, and detention of individuals suspected of criminal offenses. Some law enforcement agencies, particularly sheriff’s offices, also have a significant role in the detention of individuals convicted of criminal offenses.

Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, 1995

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ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 4:30 P.M. EST        BJS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1996       202/633-3047

COLLEGE CAMPUSES GUARDED BY NEARLY 11,000 POLICE
           OFFICERS -- MOST ARE ARMED



     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Last year, there were
nearly 11,000 full-time sworn police officers on
the campuses of four-year colleges and
universities with 2,500 or more students,
according to a first-of-its-kind study released
today by the Justice Department's Bureau of
Justice Statistics (BJS).