2018 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA)


The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has administered the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA) regularly since 1986. The CSLLEA serves as a complete enumeration of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in the U.S. This national roster of active publicly-funded LEAs will serve as a sampling frame for other survey collections as well as provide national, state and local-level data on the size, characteristics and functions of LEAs in the U.S. This data collection effort is endorsed by many national law enforcement associations that have detailed their support in the letter linked here: CSLLEA Endorsement Letter

The CSLLEA 2018 Survey is now closed.

For more information, please contact Shelley Hyland, Program Manager,
at 202-616-1706 or Shelley.Hyland@usdoj.gov.

2018 CSLLEA Schedule

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

  • BJS will send a letter inviting law enforcement agency chief executives to participate in the CSLLEA
  • Chief executives invited to participate in the CSLLEA can designate a point-of-contact who will complete the survey
  • RTI will provide the chief or point-of-contact with access to the survey website and collect the survey data

Spring – Fall 2019

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

Spring 2020

  • BJS will publish a report on the findings