2018 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA)

 

The Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA) is an on-going BJS data collection building upon the previous three iterations of the CLETA referencing 2013, 2006, and 2002. The 2018 CLETA will include approximately 750 state and local law enforcement academies in the United States offering basic recruit training during calendar year 2018. Data will be used to produce national-level estimates describing the basic training curricula, characteristics of trained recruits and instructor qualifications of these academies. BJS will also be able to compare the results with data from prior years to determine how training has changed over time. This data collection effort is endorsed by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) which has detailed its support in the letter linked here: CLETA Support Letter

Please click 'Log in to the Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies site' to complete, edit, or review the 2018 CLETA.


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For more information on the CLETA, click here to open the CLETA brochure. If you have any questions, call RTI toll-free at 1-800-647-9670, or send an e-mail to cleta@rti.org. When corresponding about this survey, please include your CLETA Agency ID.

2018 CLETA Survey Schedule

 

Winter - Spring 2019

  • BJS will send a letter inviting law enforcement training academy directors to participate in CLETA
  • RTI will provide the director or point-of-contact with access to the survey website to allow review of survey items and submittion of data
  • Training academies will send their data to RTI either online or on paper

 

Summer - Fall 2019

  • Data quality will be assessed
  • Results will be processed and analyzed

 

Summer 2020

  • BJS will publish a report on the findings