June 16, 2016
By Adam Andrzejewski
Analysis by OpenTheBooks.com estimates that the number of non-Department of Defense federal officers (200,000 ) with arrest and firearm power exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In 1996, by contrast, the official count from the Bureau of Justice Statistics was 74,500 federal officers.
Adam Andrzejewski is CEO of OpenTheBooks.com, the world's largest private repository of public spending with 3 billion expenditures posted online.