2017 Edition

national industry 922120

Police Protection


This industry comprises government establishments primarily engaged in criminal and civil law enforcement, police, traffic safety, and other activities related to the enforcement of the law and preservation of order. Combined police and fire departments are included in this industry.

The immediate parent of national industry 922120 is international industry 92212: Police Protection

2017 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Government establishments primarily engaged in prosecution are classified in Industry 922130, Legal Counsel and Prosecution;
  • Government establishments primarily engaged in collection of law enforcement statistics are classified in Industry 922190, Other Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities;
  • Government establishments primarily engaged in providing police service for the military or National Guard are classified in Industry 928110, National Security;
  • Government establishments primarily engaged in providing police service for tribal governments are classified in Industry 921150, American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Governments;
  • Government establishments primarily engaged in enforcing immigration laws are classified in Industry 928120, International Affairs;
  • Sheriffs' offices conducting court functions only are classified in Industry 922110, Courts; and
  • Private establishments primarily engaged in providing security and investigation services are classified in Industry 56161, Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Value
2002 922120 -
2007 922120 -
2012 922120 -
2017 922120 -

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 9221 - Police Protection

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 922120, Police Protection:

  1. fire department
  2. fire department general liability is not available
  3. fire department not otherwise classified
  4. fire department oth than volunteer not otherwise classified
  5. fire department other than volunteer
  6. government state police dept of state county city etc
  7. justice public order and safety activity
  8. municipal not otherwise classified population
  9. municipal police dept
  10. municipality not otherwise classified population
  11. police officer
  12. police protection
  13. public administration


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