Relating to hunting and fishing to ensure that

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(relating to hunting and fishing, to ensure that persons who engage in these activities have proper licenses and do not poach, hunt, or fish out of season, exceed their limit, etc.), state statutes and local ordinances on college and university campuses, agricultural laws, to include cattle brand inspection and enforcement, commercial vehicle laws, such as those federal and state laws pertaining to weights and permits of interstate carriers (i.e., tractor-trailer rigs) and ordinances applying to taxicabs, airport laws- in addition to TSA employees, airport police provide support for local city/county police by enforcing statutes and ordinances, patrolling (foot and vehicle), monitoring threats to people, property, and aircraft, and generally providing info and service to traveling public Sir Robert Peel would be amazed because there are about 17,000 special-and general-purpose (municipal and county) police agencies in U.S. Municipal agencies comprise about 477,000 sworn full-time officers, and sheriff’s offices employ about 189,000 sworn full-time deputies
Following is brief overview of employee composition, educational requirements, starting salaries, and authorized equipment Municipal police departments provide range of enforcement, investigative, and order-maintenance functions Employ average of 2.1 full-time officers per 1,000 population About 1/8 of sworn employees is a woman ¼ is member of racial or ethnic minority For educational requirements, about 15% of local police agencies require new officers to have some college experience 11% require at least a 2-year college degree
Average starting salary for entry-level officer is $44,000 About ½ local agencies employ fewer than 10 sworn personnel ¾ of agencies require officers to wear protective body armor at all times while on duty 68% use video cameras in patrol cars 80% authorize use of electronic control devices (such as Taser) More than 90% serving 25,000 or more residents use in-car computers More info can be obtained from Bureau of Justice Statistics In county sheriff’s officers, about 1/8 sworn employees is woman 19% are members of racial or ethnic minority 10% require new deputies to have some college experience 7% require at least 2-year degree Average starting salary for entry-level deputy is $31,000 3/5 employ fewer than 25 sworn personnel 57% require officers to wear protective body armor at all times 2/3 use video cameras in patrol cars 66% authorize use of electronic control devices Over 85 percent serving 100,000 or more residents use in-car computers Because of diversity of sheriff’s offices throughout country, difficult to describe “typical” office In addition to aforementioned investigative, enforcement, and order-maintenance duties found in municipal police agencies, sheriff’s offices found to: Maintain and operate county correctional institutions Serve civil processes (protective orders, liens, evictions, garnishments, and attachments) and perform other civil duties, such as extradition and transportation of prisoners

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