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Police Management Study

The Police Management Study is a service our office provides to agencies as a valid means of comparing expenditures, resources, policies and practices of departments across the State. Many law enforcement administrators have found the Police Management Study invaluable in preparing budgets and applying for grants. In addition, the results should provide the Chiefs with a substantial basis from which to justify future managerial decisions.

The Police Management Study contains statewide management data pertaining to South Dakota Police Departments. The purpose of these bi-annual surveys is to collect information on budgets, per capita cost of law enforcement, personnel benefits, salaries, specialized equipment, weapons, turnover, training, etc.

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Links to Police Management Studies

2016 Police Management Study

2014 Police Management Study

2012 Police Management Study

2010 Police Management Study

2008 Police Management Study

2006 Police Management Study

2003 Police Management Study

2001 Police Management Study

1997 Police Management Study

1995 Police Management Study

1993 Police Management Study

1991 Police Management Study

1989 Police Management Study

1987 Police Management Study

1986 Police Management Study

1985 Police Management Study