2018 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA)
The Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA) is an on-going BJS data collection building upon the previous three iterations of the CLETA referencing 2013, 2006, and 2002. The 2018 CLETA will include approximately 750 state and local law enforcement academies in the United States offering basic recruit training during calendar year 2018. Data will be used 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. This data collection effort is endorsed by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) which has detailed its support in the letter linked here: CLETA Support Letter
The 2018 CLETA is now closed.
For more information, please contact Shelley Hyland, Program Manager at 202-616-1706 or Shelley.Hyland@usdoj.gov.