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

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

 

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

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

 

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).

Download a PDF of the BWC survey

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