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


Please click 'Log in to the SLEPS site' to complete the SLEPS survey.   

Log in to the SLEPS site


For more information on SLEPS, click here to open the SLEPS brochure.  If you have any questions, call RTI at (866) 309-4564 or send an email to sleps@rti.org. 

SLEPS Survey Schedule

 

Fall 2019 – Winter 2020

  • BJS will send a letter inviting law enforcement agencies to participate in SLEPS
  • Agencies will be asked to complete the SLEPS agency survey and provide a roster of their officers working in schools, to be used to draw an officer sample for the officer-level survey
  • RTI and PERF will manage access to the survey website and collect the survey data and officer rosters

 

Winter – Spring 2020

  • RTI will use the officer rosters provided by agencies to draw the officer sample
  • BJS will send out a letter inviting officers to participate in the SLEPS
  • RTI and PERF will manage access to the survey website and collect the survey data

 

Summer 2020 - Spring 2021

  • Results will be processed and analyzed

 

Summer 2021

  • BJS will publish reports on the findings