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Largest U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies

Name the largest state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies in the United States by number of sworn officers.
Not counting Federal Agencies
If multiple agencies share a geographical name, you must specify which agency
Last updated: March 09, 2015
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Sworn Officers
Answer
Hint
34,500
New York Police Department
City Agency
12,766
Chicago Police Department
City Agency
10,023
Los Angeles Police Department
City Agency
9,100
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
County Agency
7,500
California Highway Patrol
State Agency
6,900
Cook County (Illinois) Sheriff's Office
County Agency
6,500
Philadelphia Police Department
City Agency
5,318
Houston Police Department
City Agency
Sworn Officers
Answer
Hint
4,677
Pennsylvania State Police
State Agency
4,676
New York State Police
State Agency
3,800
Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
City Agency
3,511
Dallas Police Department
City Agency
3,034
Miami-Dade Police Department
County Agency
3,012
Baltimore Police Department
City Agency
2,979
Phoenix Police Department
City Agency
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level 82
Oct 13, 2014
Congrats on making your first quiz, but you need to do something differently here. If I type in Chicago, I get "Chicago Police Department". Same for Baltimore, Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, and Philadelphia. But if I type in New York, nothing happens. If I type in Los Angeles, nothing happens. If I type in Miami, nothing happens. After seeing the results, I can tell why you didn't allow those things, but you need to give people a nudge in the right direction. You could either fill in both of the items when people type in New York or Los Angeles, or you could add a third column to indicate County, City, or State. I'd go with the latter option myself. Oh, and it's way over the top to not allow "Miami" to count for Miami-Dade. Thanks for making this!
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level 78
Oct 16, 2014
I appreciate the suggestions...I didn't want it to simply be a "name big cities" quiz, I wanted the person taking the quiz to have to give the name of an individual agency, especially when multiple agencies share a geographical name. There is a City of Miami police department, the Miami-Dade police department is the county agency. I hope people taking the quiz will realize there is both a Los Angeles Police Department and a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, and a New York City Police Department and a New York State Police.
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level 78
Oct 16, 2014
I added hints as to which type of agency each answer is, and a caveat that the user must specify an exact agency. Also @joeythelemur, NYC Police will work now.
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level 76
Oct 13, 2014
I took your quiz, too. Fine quiz, but agree a bit with tschutzer that you could fix type-ins to make it a bit more consistent. This is a common failing of many user quizzes from inexperienced quiz makers. I also failed to get Miami.
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level 76
Oct 13, 2014
I also missed Cook County, LA County, and Baltimore. got the rest with a little trial and error.
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level 79
Oct 14, 2014
Yes, definitely need NYC Police. It was obviously the top answer, but couldn't figure out the right combo to get it to work.
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level 73
Mar 6, 2015
I tried LA Sheriff and got no joy....I was quite surprised. I think I also tried LA County Sheriff and got no joy, but I can't remember for sure
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level 78
Mar 9, 2015
I've added a few more type-ins for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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level 59
Oct 24, 2017
Good Quiz!
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level 78
Dec 6, 2017
Glad you liked it, thanks for taking it and commenting!