GIS Lookup: Detailed Data Layer Listing

Data Layer GraphicTitle: "Law Enforcement Locations" (2008)
 
Description: Law Enforcement Locations in North Carolina Any location where sworn officers of a law enforcement agency are regularly based or stationed. Law enforcement agencies "are publicly funded and employ at least one full-time or part-time sworn officer with general arrest powers". This is the definition used by the US Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ-BJS) for their Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey. Although LEMAS only includes non Federal Agencies, this dataset includes locations for federal, state, local, and special jurisdiction law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement agencies include, but are not limited to, municipal police, county sheriffs, state police, school police, park police, railroad police, federal law enforcement agencies, departments within non law enforcement federal agencies charged with law enforcement (e.g., US Postal Inspectors), and cross jurisdictional authorities (e.g., Port Authority Police). In general, the requirements and training for becoming a sworn law enforcement officer are set by each state. Law Enforcement agencies themselves are not chartered or licensed by their state. County, city, and other government authorities within each state are usually empowered by their state law to setup or disband Law Enforcement agencies. Generally, sworn Law Enforcement officers must report which agency they are employed by to the state. Although TGS's intention is to only include locations associated with agencies that meet the above definition, TGS has discovered a few locations that are associated with agencies that are not publicly funded. TGS is deleting these locations as we become aware of them, but some probably still exist in this dataset. Personal homes, administrative offices and temporary locations are intended to be excluded from this dataset, but a few may be included. Personal homes of constables may exist due to fact that many constables work out of their home. FBI entites are intended to be excluded from this dataset, but a few may be included. Text fields in this dataset have been set to all upper case to facilitate consistent database engine search results. All diacritics (e.g., the German umlaut or the Spanish tilde) have been replaced with their closest equivalent English character to facilitate use with database systems that may not support diacritics. The currentness of this dataset is indicated by the [CONTDATE] attribute. Based upon this attribute, the oldest record dates from 2006/08/10 and the newest record dates from 2008/03/06 Homeland Security Use Cases: Use cases describe how the data may be used and to help define and clarify requirements. 1. An assessment of whether or not the total police capability in a given area is adequate. 2. A list of resources to draw upon in surrounding areas when local resources have temporarily been overwhelmed by a disaster - route analysis can help to determine those entities who are able to respond the quickest. 3. A resource for emergency management planning purposes. 4. A resource for catastrophe response to aid in the retrieval of equipment by outside responders in order to deal with the disaster. 5. A resource for situational awareness planning and response for federal government events.
 
Keywords and Themes: Airport Police, Border Patrols, Community Policing, Constables, Drug Enforcement Agents, Emergency Management, Highway Patrol Stations, Indian Reservation Police, Jails, Juvenile Detention Homes, Law Enforcement, Military Police, Police, Police Training Facilities, Prisons, School Police, Secret Service, Transit Police, United States Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firear, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
 
Filename Prefix: lawenf
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Mapped Drive Folder: /cgia83/ncom200911/
Total size of data files: 1.2 MB
 
Data Type: Shapefile
Feature Type: Point
Coordinate System: NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Carolina_FIPS_3200
Datum: North American Datum of 1983Map Units: Meters

Spatial Extent: North Carolina

Created by: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Released by: NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis
Content Date: varies - see metadata
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Collection Name: NC OneMap - 11/30/2009
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Acquired Date: Downloaded Nov 30, 2009
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: Public download and possible updated data are available from NC OneMap

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Record ID: 3346_NCOM