Demographic data are provided by the US Census and retrieved by the Census API. The chart combines race and Hispanic origin, which are asked as two separate questions on the Census. This means that totaling up the numbers shown may not equal the city or county’s population total because people who identify as Hispanic or Latino may also identify as one of the other non-White race categories.
Law enforcement data are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Not every city/county is represented in this data, and the FBI makes the following recommendation:
Because of law enforcement’s varied service requirements and functions, as well as the distinct demographic traits and characteristics of each jurisdiction, readers should use caution when drawing comparisons between agencies’ staffing levels based on police employment data from the UCR Program. In addition, the data presented here reflect existing staffing levels and should not be interpreted as preferred officer strengths recommended by the FBI. Lastly, it should be noted that the totals given for sworn officers for any particular agency reflect not only the patrol officers on the street, but also the officers assigned to various other duties such as those in administrative and investigative positions and those assigned to special teams.
The data in this section will be updated annually following the release of new data.
Census data displayed reflect the American Community Survey, 2021 (5-year estimates).
Police employment data reflect 2022 and were published on May 8, 2023.
Full-time law enforcement staff, Dorchester County Sheriff's Office
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
Federal grant funding for Dorchester County
About these data
Federal grant funding
All federal grants data presented on this site are provided via the USASpending API. The description of each grant links directly to the grant detail page on USAspending.gov. For this database, we have chosen to monitor a subset of funding sources (identified by CFDA numbers) that commonly fund local law enforcement agencies. This approach allows us to reduce the amount of manual review needed and to present data for more cities and counties. As a result, the grant totals shown for a city or county likely do not represent the entirety of federal grant funding to that jurisdiction’s law enforcement agencies.
Query parameters for the search shown on this page
Additional results from a search using the following DUNS numbers: N/A
Additional grants: N/A
For some locations, DUNS numbers (grant recipient identifiers) are associated with specific police departments rather than the entire city/county. Where this is the case, we query on these numbers to reveal additional results beyond our standard search query.
We currently present data for grants with a start date within the last 10 fiscal years.
Grant data are updated quarterly, as our resources permit. This page was last published on Jan 10, 2023.
The military equipment transfer information presented is provided by the Defense Logistics Agency’s LESO Public Information Page. We present “LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies” data, which are published quarterly.
Property falls into two categories – Controlled and Non-controlled. Controlled property always remains on the LESO property book because it still belongs to and is accountable to Department of Defense (DoD). Non-controlled property consists of common items Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) would also sell to the general public. The data represent a “snapshot in time” of Non-controlled property, which represents the majority of the transfers.
The letter codes shown in the table refer to various levels of control required before items are released from DOD control, with the letter A representing items that were “determined by the DoD to present a low risk when released out of DoD control” (such as clothing, safety gear, or tools). After one year these Non-controlled items become the property of the law enforcement agency and are removed from the LESO database, so the full value of historical Non-controlled item transfers is unknown.