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Top 300 Police Departments of the United States!

Sep 20th, 2020
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Police Departments of the United States!

There are well over 10,000 police departments in the United States.

Neither is that number on the decline. In fact, the number of US police departments continues to rise as new departments – both large and small – are added to this veritable catalog of agencies. In some cases, police departments are either abolished or merged into other departments, altering the figures yet further.

These numbers shift and shift as populations develop, as patterns of crime spike and subside, and as law enforcement agencies are supplied (or not) with more funds to deal with any ongoing challenges and threats that afflict the performance of law enforcement throughout each village, town, or city throughout the United States.

Below, we have put together the top 300 police departments in the United States – accounting for over 100 million citizens in the country – almost a third of the country.

Of course, there are many different ways to categorize the top US police departments. But here, we opted to classify police departments in accordance with the population that each department serves as well as the number of active police officers each department has; a mix of both.

Again, with these numbers in constant flux, we will continue to update this database of the top police departments to reflect these ongoing and developing changes.

United States Police Departments – The Top 300!

Police Department State Population Officers
New York City Police Department New York 8,336,900 38,421
Los Angeles Police Department California 3,979,600 9,974
Chicago Police Department Illinois 2,694,000 13,138
Houston Police Department Texas 2,320,300 5,229
Phoenix Police Department Arizona 1,681,000 3,125
Philadelphia Police Department Pennsylvania 1,584,100 6,575
San Antonio Police Department Texas 1,547,300 2,350
San Diego Police Department California 1,423,900 1,731
Dallas Police Department Texas 1,343,600 3,007
San Jose Police Department California 1,021,800 959
Austin Police Department Texas 979,000 1,851
Jacksonville Police Department Florida 911,600 1,463
Fort Worth Police Department Texas 909,600 2,132
Columbus Division of Police Ohio 898,600 1,870
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department North Carolina 885,800 1,817
San Francisco Police Department California 881,600 2,108
Indianapolis Police Department Indiana 876,400 1,700
Seattle Police Department Washington 753,700 1,300
Denver Police Department Colorado 727,300 1,517
District of Columbia Police Department Washington DC 705,800 3,841
Boston Police Department Massachusetts 692,600 2,144
El Paso Police Department Texas 681,800 1,341
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Tennessee 670,900 1,315
Detroit Police Department Michigan 670,100 2,398
Oklahoma City Police Department Oklahoma 655,100 1,169
Portland Police Bureau Oregon 654,800 900
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Nevada 651,400 2,353
Memphis Police Department Tennessee 651,100 2,142
Louisville Police Department Kentucky 617,700 1,538
Baltimore Police Department Maryland 593,500 2,514
Milwaukee Police Department Wisconsin 590,200 1,868
Albuquerque Police Department New Mexico 560,600 848
Tucson Police Department Arizona 548,100 807
Fresno Police Department California 531,600 811
Mesa Police Department Arizona 518,100 1,202
Sacramento Police Department California 513,700 799
Atlanta Police Department Georgia 506,900 1,770
Kansas City Police Department Missouri 495,400 1,299
Colorado Springs Police Department Colorado 478,300 687
Omaha Police Department Nebraska 478,200 902
Raleigh Police Department North Carolina 474,100 802
Miami Police Department Florida 468,000 1,371
Long Beach Police Department California 462,700 792
Virginia Beach Police Department Virginia 450,000 840
Oakland Police Department California 433,100 747
Minneapolis Police Department Minnesota 429,700 800
Tulsa Police Department Oklahoma 401,200 742
Tampa Police Department Florida 399,700 1,206
Arlington Police Department Texas 398,900 498
New Orleans Police Department Louisiana 390,200 1,213
Wichita Police Department Kansas 390,000 862
Bakersfield Police Department California 384,200 432
Cleveland Division of Police Ohio 381,100 1,180
Aurora Police Department Colorado 379,300 744
Anaheim Police Department California 350,400 400
Honolulu City-County Police Department Hawaii 345,100 2,043
Santa Ana Police Department California 332,400 383
Riverside Police Department California 331,400 366
Corpus Christi Police Department Texas 326,600 435
Lexington Police Department Kentucky 323,200 633
Henderson Police Department Nevada 320,200 350
Stockton Police Department California 312,700 387
St. Paul Police Department Minnesota 308,100 579
Cincinnati Police Department Ohio 304,000 1,000
St. Louis Police Department Missouri 300,600 1,339
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Pennsylvania 300,300 900
Greensboro Police Department North Carolina 296,800 510
Lincoln Police Department Nebraska 289,200 350
Anchorage Police Department Alaska 288,000 362
Plano Police Department Texas 287,700 324
Orlando Police Department Florida 287,500 743
Irvine Police Department California 287,500 232
Newark Police Department New Jersey 282,100 1,146
Durham Police Department North Carolina 279,000 548
Chula Vista Police Department California 274,500 227
Toledo Police Department Ohio 272,800 705
Fort Wayne Police Department Indiana 270,500 420
St. Petersburg Police Department Florida 265,400 562
Laredo Police Department Texas 262,500 400
Jersey City Police Department New Jersey 262,100 976
Chandler Police Department Arizona 261,200 278
Madison Police Department Wisconsin 259,700 387
Lubbock Police Department Texas 258,900 320
Scottsdale Police Department Arizona 258,100 360
Reno Police Department Nevada 255,700 346
Buffalo Police Department New York 255,300 708
Gilbert Police Department Arizona 254,200 142
Glendale Police Department Arizona 252,400 200
North Las Vegas Police Department Nevada 252,000 292
Winston-Salem Police Department North Carolina 248,000 466
Chesapeake Police Department Virginia 244,900 365
Norfolk Police Department Virginia 242,800 757
Fremont Police Department California 241,200 213
Garland Police Department Texas 240,000 299
Irving Police Department Texas 239,800 330
Hialeah Police Department Florida 233,400 343
Richmond City Police Department Virginia 230,500 750
Boise Police Department Idaho 229,000 275
Spokane Police Department Washington 222,100 310
Baton Rouge Police Department Louisiana 220,300 645
Tacoma Police Department Washington 217,900 334
San Bernardino Police Department California 215,800 303
Modesto Police Department California 215,200 257
Fontana Police Department California 214,600 147
Des Moines Police Department Iowa 214,300 376
Moreno Valley Police Department California 213,100 160
Santa Clarita Police Department California 213,000 159
Fayetteville Police Department North Carolina 211,700 314
Birmingham Police Department Alabama 209,500 1,169
Oxnard Police Department California 208,900 197
Rochester City Police Department New York 205,700 728
Port St. Lucie Police Department Florida 201,900 145
Grand Rapids Police Department Michigan 201,100 382
Huntsville Police Department Alabama 200,600 369
Salt Lake City Police Department Utah 200,600 567
Frisco Police Department Texas 200,500 40
Yonkers City Police Department New York 200,400 616
Amarillo Police Department Texas 199,400 371
Glendale Police Department California 199,400 244
Huntington Beach Police Department California 199,300 229
McKinney Police Department Texas 199,200 201
Montgomery Police Department Alabama 198,600 524
Augusta Police Department Georgia 197,900 325
Aurora Police Department Illinois 197,800 269
Akron Police Department Ohio 197,600 451
Little Rock Police Department Arkansas 197,400 565
Tempe Police Department Arizona 195,900 327
Columbus Police Department Georgia 195,800 388
Overland Park Police Department Kansas 195,500 255
Grand Prairie Police Department Texas 194,600 275
Tallahassee Police Department Florida 194,500 422
Cape Coral Police Department Florida 194,500 162
Mobile Police Department Alabama 188,800 512
Knoxville Police Department Tennessee 187,700 384
Shreveport Police Department Louisiana 187,200 500
Worcester Police Department Massachusetts 185,500 435
Ontario Police Department California 185,100 224
Vancouver Police Department Washington 184,500 183
Sioux Falls Police Department South Dakota 183,800 181
Chattanooga Police Department Tennessee 182,800 500
Brownsville Police Department Texas 182,800 233
Fort Lauderdale Police Department Florida 182,500 500
Providence Police Department Rhode Island 179,900 423
Newport News Police Department Virginia 179,300 414
Rancho Cucamonga Police Department California 177,700 182
Santa Rosa Police Department California 176,800 247
City of Peoria Police Department Arizona 176,000 140
Oceanside Harbor Police Department California 175,800 204
Elk Grove Police Department California 174,800 128
Salem Police Department Oregon 174,400 189
Pembroke Pines Police Department Florida 173,600 216
Eugene Police Department Oregon 172,700 171
Garden Grove Police Department California 171,700 165
Cary Police Department North Carolina 170,300 141
Fort Collins Police Services Colorado 170,300 214
Corona Police Department California 169,900 127
Springfield Police Department Missouri 167,900 304
Jackson Police Department Mississippi 160,700 340
Alexandria Police Department Virginia 159,500 323
Hayward Police Department California 159,300 208
Clarksville Police Department Tennessee 158,200 275
Lakewood Police Department Colorado 158,000 231
Lancaster Police Department California 157,700 225
Salinas Police Department California 155,500 167
Palmdale Police Department California 155,100 200
Hollywood Police Department Florida 154,900 336
Springfield Police Department Massachusetts 153,700 419
Macon Police Department Georgia 153,200 305
Kansas City Police Department Kansas 153,000 372
Sunnyvale Police Department California 152,800 212
Pomona Police Department California 151,700 174
Killeen Police Department Texas 151,700 256
Escondido Police Department California 151,700 163
Pasadena Police Department Texas 151,300 270
Naperville Police Department Illinois 148,500 186
Bellevue Police Department Washington 148,200 185
Joliet Police Department Illinois 147,400 265
Murfreesboro Police Department Tennessee 146,900 161
Midland Police Department Texas 146,100 169
Rockford Police Department Illinois 145,700 298
Paterson Police Department New Jersey 145,300 400
Savannah Police Department Georgia 144,500 577
Bridgeport Police Department Connecticut 144,400 376
Torrance Police Department California 143,600 240
McAllen Police Department Texas 143,300 247
Syracuse Police Department New York 142,400 504
Surprise Police Department Arizona 141,700 134
Denton Police Department Texas 141,600 148
Roseville Police Department California 141,500 102
Thornton Police Department Colorado 141,500 105
Miramar Police Department Florida 141,200 154
Pasadena Police Department California 141,100 254
Mesquite Police Department Texas 141,000 327
Olathe Police Department Kansas 140,600 155
Dayton Police Department Ohio 140,500 510
Carrollton Police Department Texas 139,300 141
Waco Police Department Texas 139,300 216
Orange Police Department California 138,700 156
Fullerton Police Department California 138,700 153
Charleston Police Department South Carolina 137,600 458
West Valley City Police Department Utah 135,300 181
Visalia Police Department California 134,700 116
Hampton Police Department Virginia 134,600 264
Gainesville Police Department Florida 134,000 287
Warren Police Department Michigan 134,000 246
Coral Springs Police Department Florida 133,800 165
Cedar Rapids Police Department Iowa 133,600 212
Round Rock Police Department Texas 133,400 147
Sterling Heights Police Department Michigan 132,500 172
Kent Police Department Washington 132,400 143
Columbia Police Department South Carolina 131,700 312
Santa Clara Police Department California 130,400 152
New Haven Police Department Connecticut 130,300 358
Stamford Police Department Connecticut 129,700 267
Concord Police Department California 129,300 161
Elizabeth Police Department New Jersey 129,300 293
Athens Police Department Georgia 127,000 254
Thousand Oaks Police Department California 126,900 240
Lafayette Police Department Louisiana 126,200 266
Simi Valley Police Department California 125,700 131
Topeka Police Department Kansas 125,400 293
Norman Police Department Oklahoma 124,900 119
Fargo Police Department North Dakota 124,700 108
Wilmington Police Department North Carolina 123,800 228
Abilene Police Department Texas 123,500 180
Odessa Police Department Texas 123,400 170
Columbia Police Department Missouri 123,200 174
Pearland Police Department Texas 122,500 51
Victorville Police Department California 122,400 97
Hartford Police Department Connecticut 122,200 398
Vallejo Police Department California 121,700 145
Allentown Police Department Pennsylvania 121,500 216
Berkeley Police Department California 121,400 182
Richardson Police Department Texas 121,400 158
Arvada Police Department Colorado 121,300 137
Ann Arbor Police Department Michigan 120,000 186
Rochester Police Department Minnesota 119,000 140
Cambridge Police Department Massachusetts 119,000 278
Sugar Land Police Department Texas 118,500 99
Lansing Police Department Michigan 118,300 264
Evansville Police Department Indiana 118,000 286
College Station Police Department Texas 118,000 100
Fairfield Police Department California 117,200 106
Clearwater Police Department Florida 117,000 264
Beaumont Police Department Texas 116,900 264
Independence Police Department Missouri 116,700 207
Provo Police Department Utah 116,700 100
West Jordan Police Department Utah 116,500 80
Murrieta Police Department California 116,300 48
Palm Bay Police Department Florida 115,600 136
El Monte Police Department California 115,500 147
Carlsbad Police Department California 115,400 107
North Charleston Police Department South Carolina 115,400 327
Temecula Police Department California 114,800 111
Clovis Police Department California 114,600 80
Springfield Police Department Illinois 114,300 280
Meridian Police Department Idaho 114,200 114
Westminster Police Department Colorado 113,200 152
Costa Mesa Police Department California 113,100 170
High Point Police Department North Carolina 112,800 206
Manchester Police Department New Hampshire 112,700 231
Pueblo Police Department Colorado 112,400 194
Lakeland Police Department Florida 112,200 232
West Palm Beach Police Department Florida 112,000 240
Antioch Police Department California 111,600 113
Everett Police Department Washington 111,500 181
Downey Police Department California 111,200 114
Lowell Police Department Massachusetts 111,000 230
Elgin Police Department Illinois 110,900 170
Richmond Police Department California 110,600 198
Peoria Police Department Illinois 110,500 246
Broken Arrow Police Department Oklahoma 110,200 107
Miami Gardens Police Department Florida 110,100 232
Billings Police Department Montana 109,600 129
Sandy Springs Police Department Georgia 109,500 127
Gresham Police Department Oregon 109,400 116
Lewisville Police Department Texas 109,300 132
Hillsboro Police Department Oregon 109,200 127
Ventura Police Department California 109,200 127
Greeley Police Department Colorado 108,700 157
Inglewood Police Department California 108,200 186
Waterbury Police Department Connecticut 107,600 272
League City Police Department Texas 107,600 77
Santa Maria Police Department California 107,300 108
Tyler Police Department Texas 107,000 182
Davie Police Department Florida 106,400 166
Lakewood Police Department New Jersey 106,300 137
Daly City Police Department California 106,300 121
Boulder Police Department Colorado 105,700 160
Allen Police Department Texas 105,700 143
West Covina Police Department California 105,200 93
Sparks Police Department Nevada 105,100 102
Wichita Falls Police Department Texas 104,700 188
Green Bay Police Department Wisconsin 104,600 190
San Mateo Police Department California 104,500 111
Rialto Police Department California 103,600 103

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