Criminal Justice Agency Profile Report 2017


Description of CJAP Survey Process

The 2017 Criminal Justice Agency Profile (CJAP) survey was completed electronically and consisted of 66 questions for law enforcement agencies and 55 questions for correctional facilities. Survey requests were mailed to all criminal justice agencies with full-time sworn officers in September, 2017. Correctional probation officers were not included in the survey.

To provide comparison within the disciplines, information was based on the minimum salary and requirements for entry-level officers. Survey questions are broad in nature and several have limited answers. These responses should be viewed as "having" or "not having" the specified item.

       Example: Agencies were asked if they had a "vision requirement" (yes or no)

       "Yes" responses identify agencies with "vision requirements"; however, the specific            requirements are not reported.

Some agencies have flexible requirements which are evaluated at the time of employment. Theses situations may prevent information from being reported. Likewise, some benfits and salaries may not take effect until successful completion of the probationary period or other requirements.

"N/A" (not applicable) is used when data is not relevant
An "X" is placed if no information was reported. 
        
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Percentages & Statistics
To provide a comparison, each agency summary is calculated as of June 30th of the reporting year.
  • It is approximately the middle of the year
  • It coincides with the State of Florida fiscal year
  • Officer mandatory retraining requirements are due
Information is listed for full-time sworn officers with law enforcement, correctional, or concurrent certifications. Data for law enforcement and correctional does not inlcude concurrent officers.

Data used to calculate population and officer counts will cause some variation. Officer demographics fluctuate on a daily basis; however, with the exception of acquisitions or new implementation of funding sources for hiring, officer counts generally remain within a +/- 3% margin.

The following is a breakdown of responses received:
 
Agency Type Total Received Total Number in State % of Total Responses
Law Enforcement
Sheriff’s Offices 67 67 100%
City Police Departments 258 260 99.23%
School, Port and University Police Departments 37 38 97.37%
State Agencies 32 38 84.21%
Total % of Law Enforcement Agencies 97.77%
Total % of Law Enforcement Sworn Officer Population 98.88%
Correctional
Sheriff’s Offices 55 61 90.16%
County Facilities 9 10 90%
Private Facilities (including Contracted Facilities) 12 12 100%
State 4 9 44.44%
Total % of Correctional Agencies 87.10%
Total % of Full Time Correctional Officer Population 97.40%
 
 The 2017 CJAP has five sections, each with a table of contents.

(1) Police Departments

(2) Sheriff’s Offices

(3) State Agencies

(4) School, Universities & Ports

(5) Correctional Facilities
 
Agency Layout
Agencies are listed alphabetically. When applicable, additional tabs are created tocompare data for law enforcement, correctional, and concurrent officers.

Police Departments
  • Police Departments with a definable jurisdiction are listed within this category.
  • There are a few offices that cross county lines.
  • Some of the benefits or special units may only apply to one location.

Sheriff’s Offices
  • With a few exceptions, the basic benefits are the same within a Sheriff’s Office.

State Agencies (excludes Universities): Law Enforcement
  • Agencies with jurisdictions covering the entire state or multiple counties are classified as "State Agencies".
  •  They may have several facilities with headquarters located in Leon County (Tallahassee) or another location.
  • In these situations, officer demographics and benefits are categorized as a single entity.
  • Some of the benefits or special units may apply only to one location.
  • Some specific state agencies provide cost of living adjustments (i.e. Miami-Dade County) above the listed minimum.

Schools, Universities & Ports
  • School, University, and Port police departments are separated and classified according to the category "Schools & Ports".
  • A few of these have satellite campuses that cross county lines. They will be listed under the main campus name.
  • Some of the benefits or special units may only apply to one location.
 
Correctional Facilities
  • Correctional facilities are listed according to 4 sections:
  1. Sheriff’s Offices
  2. County Facilities
  3. Private Institutions
  4. State Institutions
  • In areas where there are differences, they are noted within the section (i.e. salaries vary among facilities between regions).