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Sheriff's Management Study, 1986

NCJ Number
Date Published
September 1986
Publication Series
This report presents comprehensive data on the operation of sheriffs' departments in South Dakota, based on a 89-percent 1986 survey response.

The data are presented by departments serving various population sizes (greater than 20,000, between 10,000 and 20,000, between 5,000 and 9,999, and population less than 5,000). Budget data cover sources and amount of departmental income and budgeted expenses broken down according to personnel salaries, personnel benefits, operating expenses, capital outlay, jail operations, and "other." Data are also provided on number of personnel, officer salary ranges, length of employment, ages, highest level of education achieved, hours worked, and job benefits. Other data cover workload, calls for service, crime prevention, the Uniform Crime Reporting program, contract law enforcement, civil process, jail facilities, employee turnover rate, and personnel training. The concluding section of the report charts county sheriff's office budget expenses, annual salaries of full-time sworn personnel, and personnel benefits according to county population.

Date Published: September 1, 1986