Ferguson at a glance

Population by race and Hispanic origin

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Full-time law enforcement staff, Ferguson Police Department

  • 30 Officers
  • 11 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.47 Ferguson
  • 1.9 National average, cities with 10,000 to 24,999 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Ferguson Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Ferguson

Data was last updated October 7, 2021

We identified over $250K in federal grant funding, FY 2014-2024

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Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Ferguson
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$250,000.00 9/1/2016
CITY OF FERGUSON CHP Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime

Military equipment transfers

We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 25, 2022

Consent decree

Ferguson has a consent decree with the Department of Justice that went into effect on Apr 19, 2016.

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We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $1,500,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Year Description Outcome

Ferguson paid $1.5 million to the family of Michael Brown in 2017.

In 2017, the City of Ferguson paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown, who was killed by officer Darren Wilson in 2014.