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.
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 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).