Numbers of police officers and staffing for city police departments fluctuate from year to year. Many local police agencies experienced cutbacks following the recession. Some have more recently began to hire police officers and civilian staff, with total employment increasing about 1 percent between 2015 and 2016.
Police departments report annual employment totals to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting program. Select a local law enforcement agency below to view staffing data and numbers of officers by department.