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Pentagon Sends $5.1 Billion in Military Gear to Local Police

Fact: Since the early 1990s, the Pentagon has sent at least $5.1 billion in military gear to local police departments.

Source: Police Lobby Fights to Keep Gear, The Hill

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Philadelphia School District Employs 450 Full-Time Police Officers

Fact: In 2008, the school district of Philadelphia employed 450 full-time law enforcement personnel. 

Fact: Several other U.S. public school systems employed over one hundred full-time law enforcement personnel, including Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Palm Beach, Las Vegas, and Baltimore school districts.

Source: “Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008,” Bureau of Justice Statistics