For more information on any of these past collections, please contact Kevin Scott, at 202-616-3615 or Kevin.Scott@ojp.usdoj.gov.
2018 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies
The Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA) is an on-going BJS data collection building upon three
previous iterations of the CLETA referencing 2013, 2006, and 2002. The 2018 CLETA included approximately 750 state
and local law enforcement academies nationwide that offered basic recruit training during calendar year 2018. BJS
will use the data 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.
Download a PDF of the 2018 CLETA survey.
2018 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
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 serves as a sampling frame for other survey collections as well as provides national, state and
local-level data on the size, characteristics and functions of LEAs in the U.S.
Download a PDF of the 2018 CSLLEA survey
2016 LEMAS Core Survey
The Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey has historically been conducted by
the Bureau of Justice Statistics approximately every four years. The core survey is the most systematic and comprehensive
source of national data on law enforcement. Approximately 3,500 agencies are randomly selected to participate in
this survey. Agencies with more than 100 full-time sworn personnel are always selected into the sample.
- Download a PDF of the 2016 LEMAS core survey
- Download a PDF of the bulletin: Local Police Departments, 2016: Personnel
- Download a PDF of the statistical brief: Local Police Departments: Policies and Procedures, 2016
- Download a PDF of the bulletin: Sheriffs’ Offices, 2016: Personnel
- Download a PDF of the statistical brief: Sheriff’s Offices: Policies and Procedures, 2016
- Download a PDF of the statistical brief: Full-Time Employees in Law Enforcement Agencies, 1997-2016
2016 LEMAS Body-Worn Camera Study
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in partnership with RTI International, conducted a survey about the use
of body-worn cameras (BWC) by law enforcement agencies (LEAs). The survey was sent to a nationally representative
sample of 5,000 general purpose LEAs (i.e., local, county and regional police departments, sheriffs’ offices,
and primary state police/highway patrol departments).