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Top 300 Police Departments of the United States!

August 10th, 2020 police departments of the united states

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 DepartmentStatePopulationOfficers
New York City Police DepartmentNew York8,336,90038,421
Los Angeles Police DepartmentCalifornia3,979,6009,974
Chicago Police DepartmentIllinois2,694,00013,138
Houston Police DepartmentTexas2,320,3005,229
Phoenix Police DepartmentArizona1,681,0003,125
Philadelphia Police DepartmentPennsylvania1,584,1006,575
San Antonio Police DepartmentTexas1,547,3002,350
San Diego Police DepartmentCalifornia1,423,9001,731
Dallas Police DepartmentTexas1,343,6003,007
San Jose Police DepartmentCalifornia1,021,800959
Austin Police DepartmentTexas979,0001,851
Jacksonville Police DepartmentFlorida911,6001,463
Fort Worth Police DepartmentTexas909,6002,132
Columbus Division of PoliceOhio898,6001,870
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police DepartmentNorth Carolina885,8001,817
San Francisco Police DepartmentCalifornia881,6002,108
Indianapolis Police DepartmentIndiana876,4001,700
Seattle Police DepartmentWashington753,7001,300
Denver Police DepartmentColorado727,3001,517
District of Columbia Police DepartmentWashington DC705,8003,841
Boston Police DepartmentMassachusetts692,6002,144
El Paso Police DepartmentTexas681,8001,341
Metropolitan Nashville Police DepartmentTennessee670,9001,315
Detroit Police DepartmentMichigan670,1002,398
Oklahoma City Police DepartmentOklahoma655,1001,169
Portland Police BureauOregon654,800900
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police DepartmentNevada651,4002,353
Memphis Police DepartmentTennessee651,1002,142
Louisville Police DepartmentKentucky617,7001,538
Baltimore Police DepartmentMaryland593,5002,514
Milwaukee Police DepartmentWisconsin590,2001,868
Albuquerque Police DepartmentNew Mexico560,600848
Tucson Police DepartmentArizona548,100807
Fresno Police DepartmentCalifornia531,600811
Mesa Police DepartmentArizona518,1001,202
Sacramento Police DepartmentCalifornia513,700799
Atlanta Police DepartmentGeorgia506,9001,770
Kansas City Police DepartmentMissouri495,4001,299
Colorado Springs Police DepartmentColorado478,300687
Omaha Police DepartmentNebraska478,200902
Raleigh Police DepartmentNorth Carolina474,100802
Miami Police DepartmentFlorida468,0001,371
Long Beach Police DepartmentCalifornia462,700792
Virginia Beach Police DepartmentVirginia450,000840
Oakland Police DepartmentCalifornia433,100747
Minneapolis Police DepartmentMinnesota429,700800
Tulsa Police DepartmentOklahoma401,200742
Tampa Police DepartmentFlorida399,7001,206
Arlington Police DepartmentTexas398,900498
New Orleans Police DepartmentLouisiana390,2001,213
Wichita Police DepartmentKansas390,000862
Bakersfield Police DepartmentCalifornia384,200432
Cleveland Division of PoliceOhio381,1001,180
Aurora Police DepartmentColorado379,300744
Anaheim Police DepartmentCalifornia350,400400
Honolulu City-County Police DepartmentHawaii345,1002,043
Santa Ana Police DepartmentCalifornia332,400383
Riverside Police DepartmentCalifornia331,400366
Corpus Christi Police DepartmentTexas326,600435
Lexington Police DepartmentKentucky323,200633
Henderson Police DepartmentNevada320,200350
Stockton Police DepartmentCalifornia312,700387
St. Paul Police DepartmentMinnesota308,100579
Cincinnati Police DepartmentOhio304,0001,000
St. Louis Police DepartmentMissouri300,6001,339
Pittsburgh Bureau of PolicePennsylvania300,300900
Greensboro Police DepartmentNorth Carolina296,800510
Lincoln Police DepartmentNebraska289,200350
Anchorage Police DepartmentAlaska288,000362
Plano Police DepartmentTexas287,700324
Orlando Police DepartmentFlorida287,500743
Irvine Police DepartmentCalifornia287,500232
Newark Police DepartmentNew Jersey282,1001,146
Durham Police DepartmentNorth Carolina279,000548
Chula Vista Police DepartmentCalifornia274,500227
Toledo Police DepartmentOhio272,800705
Fort Wayne Police DepartmentIndiana270,500420
St. Petersburg Police DepartmentFlorida265,400562
Laredo Police DepartmentTexas262,500400
Jersey City Police DepartmentNew Jersey262,100976
Chandler Police DepartmentArizona261,200278
Madison Police DepartmentWisconsin259,700387
Lubbock Police DepartmentTexas258,900320
Scottsdale Police DepartmentArizona258,100360
Reno Police DepartmentNevada255,700346
Buffalo Police DepartmentNew York255,300708
Gilbert Police DepartmentArizona254,200142
Glendale Police DepartmentArizona252,400200
North Las Vegas Police DepartmentNevada252,000292
Winston-Salem Police DepartmentNorth Carolina248,000466
Chesapeake Police DepartmentVirginia244,900365
Norfolk Police DepartmentVirginia242,800757
Fremont Police DepartmentCalifornia241,200213
Garland Police DepartmentTexas240,000299
Irving Police DepartmentTexas239,800330
Hialeah Police DepartmentFlorida233,400343
Richmond City Police DepartmentVirginia230,500750
Boise Police DepartmentIdaho229,000275
Spokane Police DepartmentWashington222,100310
Baton Rouge Police DepartmentLouisiana220,300645
Tacoma Police DepartmentWashington217,900334
San Bernardino Police DepartmentCalifornia215,800303
Modesto Police DepartmentCalifornia215,200257
Fontana Police DepartmentCalifornia214,600147
Des Moines Police DepartmentIowa214,300376
Moreno Valley Police DepartmentCalifornia213,100160
Santa Clarita Police DepartmentCalifornia213,000159
Fayetteville Police DepartmentNorth Carolina211,700314
Birmingham Police DepartmentAlabama209,5001,169
Oxnard Police DepartmentCalifornia208,900197
Rochester City Police DepartmentNew York205,700728
Port St. Lucie Police DepartmentFlorida201,900145
Grand Rapids Police DepartmentMichigan201,100382
Huntsville Police DepartmentAlabama200,600369
Salt Lake City Police DepartmentUtah200,600567
Frisco Police DepartmentTexas200,50040
Yonkers City Police DepartmentNew York200,400616
Amarillo Police DepartmentTexas199,400371
Glendale Police DepartmentCalifornia199,400244
Huntington Beach Police DepartmentCalifornia199,300229
McKinney Police DepartmentTexas199,200201
Montgomery Police DepartmentAlabama198,600524
Augusta Police DepartmentGeorgia197,900325
Aurora Police DepartmentIllinois197,800269
Akron Police DepartmentOhio197,600451
Little Rock Police DepartmentArkansas197,400565
Tempe Police DepartmentArizona195,900327
Columbus Police DepartmentGeorgia195,800388
Overland Park Police DepartmentKansas195,500255
Grand Prairie Police DepartmentTexas194,600275
Tallahassee Police DepartmentFlorida194,500422
Cape Coral Police DepartmentFlorida194,500162
Mobile Police DepartmentAlabama188,800512
Knoxville Police DepartmentTennessee187,700384
Shreveport Police DepartmentLouisiana187,200500
Worcester Police DepartmentMassachusetts185,500435
Ontario Police DepartmentCalifornia185,100224
Vancouver Police DepartmentWashington184,500183
Sioux Falls Police DepartmentSouth Dakota183,800181
Chattanooga Police DepartmentTennessee182,800500
Brownsville Police DepartmentTexas182,800233
Fort Lauderdale Police DepartmentFlorida182,500500
Providence Police DepartmentRhode Island179,900423
Newport News Police DepartmentVirginia179,300414
Rancho Cucamonga Police DepartmentCalifornia177,700182
Santa Rosa Police DepartmentCalifornia176,800247
City of Peoria Police DepartmentArizona176,000140
Oceanside Harbor Police DepartmentCalifornia175,800204
Elk Grove Police DepartmentCalifornia174,800128
Salem Police DepartmentOregon174,400189
Pembroke Pines Police DepartmentFlorida173,600216
Eugene Police DepartmentOregon172,700171
Garden Grove Police DepartmentCalifornia171,700165
Cary Police DepartmentNorth Carolina170,300141
Fort Collins Police ServicesColorado170,300214
Corona Police DepartmentCalifornia169,900127
Springfield Police DepartmentMissouri167,900304
Jackson Police DepartmentMississippi160,700340
Alexandria Police DepartmentVirginia159,500323
Hayward Police DepartmentCalifornia159,300208
Clarksville Police DepartmentTennessee158,200275
Lakewood Police DepartmentColorado158,000231
Lancaster Police DepartmentCalifornia157,700225
Salinas Police DepartmentCalifornia155,500167
Palmdale Police DepartmentCalifornia155,100200
Hollywood Police DepartmentFlorida154,900336
Springfield Police DepartmentMassachusetts153,700419
Macon Police DepartmentGeorgia153,200305
Kansas City Police DepartmentKansas153,000372
Sunnyvale Department of Public SafetyCalifornia152,800212
Pomona Police DepartmentCalifornia151,700174
Killeen Police DepartmentTexas151,700256
Escondido Police DepartmentCalifornia151,700163
Pasadena Police DepartmentTexas151,300270
Naperville Police DepartmentIllinois148,500186
Bellevue Police DepartmentWashington148,200185
Joliet Police DepartmentIllinois147,400265
Murfreesboro Police DepartmentTennessee146,900161
Midland Police DepartmentTexas146,100169
Rockford Police DepartmentIllinois145,700298
Paterson Police DepartmentNew Jersey145,300400
Savannah Police DepartmentGeorgia144,500577
Bridgeport Police DepartmentConnecticut144,400376
Torrance Police DepartmentCalifornia143,600240
McAllen Police DepartmentTexas143,300247
Syracuse Police DepartmentNew York142,400504
Surprise Police DepartmentArizona141,700134
Denton Police DepartmentTexas141,600148
Roseville Police DepartmentCalifornia141,500102
Thornton Police DepartmentColorado141,500105
Miramar Police DepartmentFlorida141,200154
Pasadena Police DepartmentCalifornia141,100254
Mesquite Police DepartmentTexas141,000327
Olathe Police DepartmentKansas140,600155
City of Dayton Police DepartmentOhio140,500510
Carrollton Police DepartmentTexas139,300141
Waco Police DepartmentTexas139,300216
Orange Police DepartmentCalifornia138,700156
Fullerton Police DepartmentCalifornia138,700153
Charleston Police DepartmentSouth Carolina137,600458
West Valley City Police DepartmentUtah135,300181
Visalia Police DepartmentCalifornia134,700116
Hampton Police DepartmentVirginia134,600264
Gainesville Police DepartmentFlorida134,000287
Warren Police DepartmentMichigan134,000246
Coral Springs Police DepartmentFlorida133,800165
Cedar Rapids Police DepartmentIowa133,600212
Round Rock Police DepartmentTexas133,400147
Sterling Heights Police DepartmentMichigan132,500172
Kent Police DepartmentWashington132,400143
Columbia Police DepartmentSouth Carolina131,700312
Santa Clara Police DepartmentCalifornia130,400152
New Haven Police DepartmentConnecticut130,300358
Stamford Police DepartmentConnecticut129,700267
Concord Police DepartmentCalifornia129,300161
Elizabeth Police DepartmentNew Jersey129,300293
Athens Police DepartmentGeorgia127,000254
Thousand Oaks Police DepartmentCalifornia126,900240
Lafayette Police DepartmentLouisiana126,200266
Simi Valley Police DepartmentCalifornia125,700131
Topeka Police DepartmentKansas125,400293
Norman Police DepartmentOklahoma124,900119
Fargo Police DepartmentNorth Dakota124,700108
Wilmington Police DepartmentNorth Carolina123,800228
Abilene Police DepartmentTexas123,500180
Odessa Police DepartmentTexas123,400170
Columbia Police DepartmentMissouri123,200174
Pearland Police DepartmentTexas122,50051
Victorville Police DepartmentCalifornia122,40097
Hartford Police DepartmentConnecticut122,200398
Vallejo Police DepartmentCalifornia121,700145
Allentown Police DepartmentPennsylvania121,500216
Berkeley Police DepartmentCalifornia121,400182
Richardson Police DepartmentTexas121,400158
Arvada Police DepartmentColorado121,300137
Ann Arbor Police DepartmentMichigan120,000186
Rochester Police DepartmentMinnesota119,000140
Cambridge Police DepartmentMassachusetts119,000278
Sugar Land Police DepartmentTexas118,50099
Lansing Police DepartmentMichigan118,300264
Evansville Police DepartmentIndiana118,000286
College Station Police DepartmentTexas118,000100
Fairfield Police DepartmentCalifornia117,200106
Clearwater Police DepartmentFlorida117,000264
Beaumont Police DepartmentTexas116,900264
Independence Police DepartmentMissouri116,700207
Provo Police DepartmentUtah116,700100
West Jordan Police DepartmentUtah116,50080
Murrieta Police DepartmentCalifornia116,30048
Palm Bay Police DepartmentFlorida115,600136
El Monte Police DepartmentCalifornia115,500147
Carlsbad Police DepartmentCalifornia115,400107
North Charleston Police DepartmentSouth Carolina115,400327
Temecula Police DepartmentCalifornia114,800111
Clovis Police DepartmentCalifornia114,60080
Springfield Police DepartmentIllinois114,300280
Meridian Police DepartmentIdaho114,200114
Westminster Police DepartmentColorado113,200152
Costa Mesa Police DepartmentCalifornia113,100170
High Point Police DepartmentNorth Carolina112,800206
Manchester Police DepartmentNew Hampshire112,700231
Pueblo Police DepartmentColorado112,400194
Lakeland Police DepartmentFlorida112,200232
Pompano Beach Police DepartmentFlorida112,200200
West Palm Beach Police DepartmentFlorida112,000240
Antioch Police DepartmentCalifornia111,600113
Everett Police DepartmentWashington111,500181
Downey Police DepartmentCalifornia111,200114
Lowell Police DepartmentMassachusetts111,000230
Centennial Police DepartmentColorado111,000137
Elgin Police DepartmentIllinois110,900170
Richmond Police DepartmentCalifornia110,600198
Peoria Police DepartmentIllinois110,500246
Broken Arrow Police DepartmentOklahoma110,200107
Miami Gardens Police DepartmentFlorida110,100232
Billings Police DepartmentMontana109,600129
Jurupa Valley Police DepartmentCalifornia109,600120
Sandy Springs Police DepartmentGeorgia109,500127
Gresham Police DepartmentOregon109,400116
Lewisville Police DepartmentTexas109,300132
Hillsboro Police DepartmentOregon109,200127
Ventura Police DepartmentCalifornia109,200127
Greeley Police DepartmentColorado108,700157
Inglewood Police DepartmentCalifornia108,200186
Waterbury Police DepartmentConnecticut107,600272
League City Police DepartmentTexas107,60077
Santa Maria Police DepartmentCalifornia107,300108
Tyler Police DepartmentTexas107,000182
Davie Police DepartmentFlorida106,400166
Lakewood Police DepartmentNew Jersey106,300137
Daly City Police DepartmentCalifornia106,300121
Boulder Police DepartmentColorado105,700160
Allen Police DepartmentTexas105,700143
West Covina Police DepartmentCalifornia105,20093
Sparks Police DepartmentNevada105,100102
Wichita Falls Police DepartmentTexas104,700188
Green Bay Police DepartmentWisconsin104,600190
San Mateo Police DepartmentCalifornia104,500111
Norwalk Police DepartmentCalifornia104,000100
Rialto Police DepartmentCalifornia103,600103
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