Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in Schools (SLEPS) Overview
The Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in Schools (SLEPS) is a new data collection through which BJS will gather national-level data on the extent of law enforcement involvement in the nation’s K-12 public schools and the typical roles and responsibilities of officers working in these schools. SLEPS employs a two-phase approach, first surveying a sample of approximately 2,000 law enforcement agencies and requesting a roster of officers working in schools. The roster will be used for the second phase, in which an officer sample will be drawn for participation in the officer-level survey.
A printable copy of the 2019 SLEPS LEA survey is available for download here.
This data collection effort is endorsed by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) which has detailed its support in the letter linked here: SLEPS Support Letter