Criminal Justice Profile Report 2010
 Ratios of Full Time Officers Statewide - 2010



Full-Time Officers per 1,000 population

Population ratios are provided for full-time sworn law enforcement officers per 1,000 population. The population data is provided by the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research: Florida Interim Estimates of Population 2010. The full-time sworn officer counts are provided by the FDLE Automated Training Management System (ATMS).

Ratios are listed by agency for sheriffs’ offices and city police departments. A general overview of officers per 1,000 population can be found in the tables below to include totals for police departments, sheriff’s offices, state agencies and school & port agencies. All ratio calculations are based on full time officers with law enforcement certification.


Correctional officers are not included in the officers per 1,000 population ratios. For correctional officer populations to inmates, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections or local sheriffs’ offices.

Many variables impact officer staffing ratios. These variables should be considered when comparing agencies and populations. Some variables that could impact these ratios include population density, crime rate, service calls per officer, size of jurisdiction, seasonal residents, and tourists.

2010 Police Ratio by Agency

2010 Sheriffs' Offices Ratio by Agency


Note - Ratios are based on jurisdiction population. Within the county population, there may be several agencies. Each police department serves its city population. The sheriff’s offices serve any city population not served by a police department plus the unincorporated population within the county.

2010

Sheriff's Offices:  1.70 officer per 1,000 population (Law Enforcement Only)
Sheriff's Offices:   2.13 officer per 1,000 population (Law Enforcement & Concurrent)

Police Departments:  2.40  officers per 1,000 population (does not include schools and ports)
Police Departments:  2.50  officers per 1,000 population (including schools and ports)

Law Enforcement:  2.23 officers per 1,000 population (includes Sheriff's, Police Departments, State LE and Schools and Ports)
Law Enforcement:  2.50 officers per 1,000 population (includes Concurrent, SO's, PD's, State LE and Schools and Ports)

  • Estimated population under local police jurisdiction: 7,375,834
  • Police Departments full-time officer count: 17,536 (does not include schools and ports)
  • Schools & ports: 1,048
  • Estimated population under local Sheriffs’ Offices jurisdiction: 11,418,324
  • Sheriffs’ Offices full-time (law enforcement) officer count: 19,229
  • Sheriffs’ Offices full-time (concurrent) officer count: 5,077
  • State Agencies (excluding Universities & Colleges) :4,098


2009

Sheriff's Offices 1.70 officer per 1,000 population (Law Enforcement Only)
Sheriff's Offices 2.14 officer per 1,000 population (Law Enforcement & Concurrent)

Police Departments 2.47 officers per 1,000 population (does not include schools and ports)
Police Departments 2.62 officers per 1,000 population (including schools and ports)

Law Enforcement 2.28 officers per 1,000 population (includes Sheriff's, Police Departments, State LE and Schools and Ports)
Law Enforcement 2.55 officers per 1,000 population (includes Concurrent, SO's, PD's, State LE and Schools and Ports)

  • Estimated population under local police jurisdiction: 7,360,458
  • Police Departments full-time officer count: 18,193 (does not include schools and ports)
  • Schools & ports: 1,122
  • Estimated population under local Sheriffs’ Offices jurisdiction: 11,346,756
  • Sheriffs’ Offices full-time (law enforcement) officer count: 19,257
  • Sheriffs’ Offices full-time (concurrent) officer count: 5,002
  • State Agencies (excluding Universities & Colleges) :4,144