Number of the Day: 35,236

May 10, 2013 | Number of The Day

As of 2011, New Jersey had 35,236 police officers throughout the state, according to the most recent Uniform Crime Report. That was a nine percent drop from the previous year, and unofficial calculations show a slight decrease from that number since.

Of those, only 3,723 officers were women.

The state as a whole had 2.2 officers per 1,000 residents; although the rate varied by county. The highest number of cops was in Essex County (2,515), followed by Bergen (2,011), Hudson (1,777), and Middlesex (1,477). But when looked at by rate per 1,000 residents, Cape May was tied with Essex at 3.2 and Atlantic County was next at 3.0.

Most of the cops were municipal police. In 2011, there were 19,366 municipal officers; 5,225 county police; 2,741 state police; 433 employed at colleges; and 7,471 sworn officers assigned to other state agencies.