U.S. Department of Commerce

Federal, State, and Local Governments
Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual
DESCRIPTIONS OF FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES
 
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FUNCTION CODE:   62 NAME:    Police Protection
SECTOR:    General APPLIES TO:    Finance |X|    Employment |X|
PUBLICATION CATEGORIES:    Public Safety
DEFINITION:    Preservation of law and order, protection of persons and property from illegal acts, and the prevention, control, investigation, and reduction of crime.
EXAMPLES:   Regular police departments; law enforcement activities of sheriff and constable offices; state highway patrols; criminal investigation and testifying in court; police training academies; coroners, medical examiners, forensic services, and crime labs; temporary "lockups"; police communications and radios services; buildings or other facilities used exclusively for police purposes (including rentals); criminal justice planning; payments for transporting criminals; and the following activities IF handled by a police agency: motor vehicle inspection and regulation, liquor law enforcement, and traffic control (e.g., enforcing speed laws, operating radar units, directing traffic). For Federal Government also includes Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and U.S. Secret Service of the Department of the Treasury, and law enforcement activities of the U.S. Customs Service, Internal Revenue Service, and Coast Guard.
EXCLUSIONS:   Special police forces of nonpolice agencies such as park rangers and fish and game wardens (report at function of agency involved); law enforcement units of legal offices (report at Judicial and Legal, code 25); traffic control and engineering performed by non-police agencies (report at Highways, codes 44 / 45); police jails that hold people beyond arraignment (report at Corrections, codes 04 / 05); civil or bailiff activities of sheriff offices (use code 25).
REFERENCES: - To be added later -
 
OTHER NOTES:   Effective with 1988 data, the treatment of traffic control and engineering was clarified to include it here only if handled by a police agency.
 
DETAILED CODE LIST WITH COVERAGE OF DATA COLLECTION*
 
  General Purpose Governments
EXPENDITURES, DIRECT: Federal StateD.C. Large City-County Other LocalSpecial District
E62 Current Operations Y YY Y YY
I62 Assistance and Subsidies Y NN N NN
F62 Construction Y YY Y YY
G62 Land & Existing Structures Y YY Y YY
K62 Equipment Y YY Y NN
 
    INTERGOVERNMENTAL, TO:  
L62 State Y NN Y YY
M62 Locals, NEC Y YY Y YY
N62 General Purpose Locals N YN N NN
R62 Special Districts N YN N NN
 
EMPLOYMENT DATA Y YY Y YN
 
* Shows whether data are collected (Y) or not (N) for that type.

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