For more information on any of these past collections, please contact Kevin Scott, at 202-616-3615 or

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.

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).