Numbers of Protective Service Occupations in National

Occupation group

Protective Service Occupations

Year Number
2001 2,957,990
2002 2,993,490
2003 2,999,630
2004 3,006,100
2005 3,056,660
2006 3,024,840
2007 3,087,650
2008 3,128,960
2009 3,172,420
2010 3,187,810
2011 3,202,500
2012 3,207,790
2013 3,257,690
2014 3,297,180
2015 3,351,620
2016 3,386,360
2017 3,408,680
2018 3,437,410

Individual occupations

Supervisors of Protective Service Workers

Year Number
2012 266,920
2013 270,500
2014 273,750
2015 270,660
2016 273,490
2017 280,260
2018 304,940

First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers

Year Number
2012 144,680
2013 146,300
2014 146,560
2015 142,890
2016 143,430
2017 147,140
2018 160,410

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Year Number
2001 32,090
2002 31,210
2003 33,760
2004 35,880
2005 37,530
2006 37,400
2007 41,000
2008 40,840
2009 45,540
2010 39,920
2011 40,980
2012 44,830
2013 44,980
2014 45,150
2015 42,520
2016 43,230
2017 42,280
2018 43,760

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Year Number
2001 113,970
2002 109,530
2003 101,740
2004 96,080
2005 91,320
2006 89,170
2007 91,510
2008 92,840
2009 99,900
2010 102,200
2011 102,040
2012 99,860
2013 101,320
2014 101,420
2015 100,370
2016 100,200
2017 104,860
2018 116,660

First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers

Year Number
2001 61,260
2002 60,900
2003 59,000
2004 54,170
2005 53,490
2006 50,810
2007 52,160
2008 53,300
2009 57,750
2010 58,800
2011 58,210
2012 60,600
2013 59,700
2014 59,870
2015 58,110
2016 57,170
2017 58,690
2018 65,920

First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 47,280
2005 49,330
2006 45,170
2007 45,750
2008 49,310
2009 49,360
2010 55,190
2011 55,910
2012 61,640
2013 64,510
2014 67,310
2015 69,660
2016 72,880
2017 74,430
2018 78,610

Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers

Year Number
2012 311,360
2013 316,120
2014 321,790
2015 332,730
2016 329,480
2017 333,760
2018 336,230

Firefighters

Year Number
2001 275,500
2002 273,850
2003 273,120
2004 273,630
2005 282,180
2006 283,630
2007 289,710
2008 298,900
2009 305,500
2010 302,400
2011 304,080
2012 297,700
2013 302,870
2014 308,790
2015 318,790
2016 315,910
2017 319,860
2018 321,570

Fire Inspectors

Year Number
2012 13,660
2013 13,250
2014 13,000
2015 13,940
2016 13,570
2017 13,900
2018 14,660

Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Year Number
2001 12,160
2002 12,140
2003 12,320
2004 12,500
2005 12,820
2006 13,360
2007 12,980
2008 12,920
2009 12,180
2010 13,050
2011 12,560
2012 11,860
2013 11,520
2014 11,370
2015 12,290
2016 11,910
2017 11,940
2018 12,530

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Year Number
2001 1,030
2002 1,450
2003 1,460
2004 1,580
2005 1,720
2006 1,710
2007 1,600
2008 1,580
2009 1,540
2010 1,530
2011 1,530
2012 1,800
2013 1,730
2014 1,630
2015 1,650
2016 1,650
2017 1,960
2018 2,130

Law Enforcement Workers

Year Number
2012 1,212,010
2013 1,213,870
2014 1,216,140
2015 1,223,890
2016 1,232,490
2017 1,235,290
2018 1,217,260

Bailiffs, Correctional Officers, and Jailers

Year Number
2012 451,100
2013 449,050
2014 450,730
2015 445,520
2016 449,480
2017 447,350
2018 433,900

Bailiffs

Year Number
2001 16,330
2002 14,390
2003 16,760
2004 17,270
2005 17,160
2006 17,890
2007 18,830
2008 19,290
2009 17,140
2010 17,310
2011 16,730
2012 16,240
2013 16,360
2014 16,310
2015 17,730
2016 17,880
2017 18,480
2018 18,900

Correctional Officers and Jailers

Year Number
2001 401,250
2002 400,190
2003 417,420
2004 409,580
2005 411,080
2006 417,810
2007 431,980
2008 428,040
2009 455,350
2010 457,550
2011 448,740
2012 434,870
2013 432,680
2014 434,420
2015 427,790
2016 431,600
2017 428,870
2018 415,000

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Year Number
2001 87,030
2002 88,460
2003 87,480
2004 86,880
2005 85,270
2006 100,110
2007 103,320
2008 104,480
2009 110,380
2010 110,640
2011 111,930
2012 109,230
2013 109,960
2014 108,720
2015 106,580
2016 104,980
2017 105,350
2018 103,450

Fish and Game Wardens

Year Number
2001 7,790
2002 7,080
2003 6,850
2004 7,050
2005 6,300
2006 7,520
2007 7,500
2008 7,720
2009 7,530
2010 7,240
2011 7,180
2012 6,320
2013 6,640
2014 5,820
2015 5,630
2016 6,610
2017 6,020
2018 6,040

Parking Enforcement Workers

Year Number
2001 9,160
2002 10,180
2003 9,870
2004 9,990
2005 10,140
2006 10,090
2007 9,910
2008 9,530
2009 9,670
2010 9,430
2011 9,310
2012 9,210
2013 8,790
2014 8,680
2015 8,710
2016 8,920
2017 8,660
2018 8,070

Police Officers

Year Number
2012 636,140
2013 639,440
2014 642,190
2015 657,460
2016 662,500
2017 667,910
2018 665,800

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

Year Number
2001 599,550
2002 597,650
2003 609,960
2004 616,340
2005 624,130
2006 624,380
2007 625,880
2008 633,710
2009 641,590
2010 644,300
2011 636,410
2012 632,000
2013 635,380
2014 638,810
2015 653,740
2016 657,690
2017 662,390
2018 661,330

Transit and Railroad Police

Year Number
2001 6,750
2002 6,010
2003 5,470
2004 4,610
2005 5,090
2006 5,320
2007 5,530
2008 3,830
2009 3,930
2010 3,540
2011 3,890
2012 4,140
2013 4,060
2014 3,380
2015 3,720
2016 4,810
2017 5,520
2018 4,470

Other Protective Service Workers

Year Number
2012 1,417,510
2013 1,457,200
2014 1,485,490
2015 1,524,340
2016 1,550,910
2017 1,559,360
2018 1,578,980

Animal Control Workers

Year Number
2001 9,360
2002 10,420
2003 12,290
2004 13,780
2005 13,940
2006 14,600
2007 14,890
2008 15,480
2009 15,320
2010 15,040
2011 14,960
2012 13,890
2013 13,590
2014 13,450
2015 13,180
2016 12,970
2017 12,700
2018 12,080

Private Detectives and Investigators

Year Number
2001 31,330
2002 31,170
2003 30,460
2004 31,220
2005 33,720
2006 35,980
2007 37,410
2008 35,820
2009 31,250
2010 28,210
2011 26,080
2012 23,390
2013 25,820
2014 26,880
2015 30,460
2016 28,490
2017 30,980
2018 30,990

Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers

Year Number
2012 1,055,580
2013 1,076,980
2014 1,087,550
2015 1,108,310
2016 1,113,580
2017 1,115,730
2018 1,124,610

Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators

Year Number
2001 9,470
2002 8,760
2003 7,560
2004 8,560
2005 8,730
2006 8,470
2007 9,030
2008 9,100
2009 7,670
2010 6,620
2011 7,580
2012 9,150
2013 10,260
2014 10,030
2015 10,650
2016 10,460
2017 10,290
2018 10,230

Security Guards

Year Number
2001 995,510
2002 977,650
2003 964,260
2004 978,570
2005 994,220
2006 1,004,130
2007 1,032,260
2008 1,046,760
2009 1,028,830
2010 1,006,880
2011 1,032,940
2012 1,046,420
2013 1,066,730
2014 1,077,520
2015 1,097,660
2016 1,103,120
2017 1,105,440
2018 1,114,380

Miscellaneous Protective Service Workers

Year Number
2012 324,650
2013 340,810
2014 357,610
2015 372,390
2016 395,870
2017 399,960
2018 411,300

Crossing Guards

Year Number
2001 69,990
2002 73,020
2003 70,820
2004 70,180
2005 69,390
2006 67,750
2007 67,570
2008 68,530
2009 68,470
2010 68,740
2011 68,520
2012 70,390
2013 68,050
2014 66,310
2015 68,640
2016 72,900
2017 76,440
2018 79,880

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

Year Number
2004 108,210
2005 107,620
2006 108,870
2007 107,420
2008 111,560
2009 115,640
2010 117,540
2011 123,140
2012 125,770
2013 130,700
2014 135,070
2015 141,670
2016 145,100
2017 145,660
2018 144,370

Transportation Security Screeners

Year Number
2001 136,580
2002 146,670
2003 154,600
2004 167,650
2005 161,810
2006 222,080
2007 231,910
2008 242,270
2009 247,900
2010 246,430
2011 45,320
2012 47,200
2013 45,790
2014 43,220
2015 41,820
2016 42,750
2017 42,470
2018 45,250

Protective Service Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 122,740
2005 141,480
2006 80,680
2007 81,410
2008 85,440
2009 87,880
2010 79,280
2011 74,470
2012 81,290
2013 96,260
2014 113,020
2015 120,270
2016 135,120
2017 135,390
2018 141,790