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Data Collection: Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies
Status: Active
Frequency: Every four years since 2002
Latest data available: 2013

Collects data on the number and types of staff employed at state and local law enforcement training facilities, budgets, sources of funds, number of officers trained, and policies and practices. In addition to basic organizational data, the survey collects information on training curriculum issues critical to current law enforcement policy development.

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Data Experts

  • Shelley S. Hyland, Ph.D., Statistician, BJS
  • Brian A. Reaves, Ph.D., Statistician, BJS
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    Collection Period

    2002, 2006, 2013

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    Questionnaires

    Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies
    2013 PDF (87K) | 2006 PDF (76K) | 2002 PDF (273K)
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    Methodology

    From 2011 to 2013, a total of 664 academies nationwide provided basic law enforcement training and were eligible to be included in the survey. A total of 591, or 89%, of all eligible academies responded to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) 2013 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA). When classified by type of operating agency, the response rate was higher than 80% for all 10 types of academies.

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    Publications & Products

    The following publications and products were generated by BJS using data from this collection.

    State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013 Presents findings on the basic training programs of more than 600 state and local law enforcement training academies, including data on program content, recruits, and instructors.
      Summary (PDF 250K) | PDF (1.2M) | ASCII file (33K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 68K)
    Part of the State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies Series

    Operating expenditures of state and local law enforcement training academies, by type of operating agency, FY 2005 Table 9 from State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006
      Download CSV file (Spreadsheet 2 KB)


    Types of instructors in state and local law enforcement training academies, 2006 Table 3 from State and Local Enforcement Training Academies, 2006
      Download CSV file (Spreadsheet 1 KB)


    State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006 Presents findings from the 2006 BJS Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies, updating the results of the initial census conducted in 2002.
      Press Release | PDF (163K) | ASCII file (31K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 27K) | To order paper version
    Part of the State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies Series

    State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006 "State and local law enforcement academies trained 57,000 new recruits during 2005"
      Press Release | More information about this release
    Part of the State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies Series

    State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2002 Presents data on personnel, facilities and resources, trainees, and training curricula of law enforcement academies in the United States.
      PDF (50K) | ASCII file (638K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 33K) | Codebooks and Datasets | To order paper version
    Part of the State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies Series

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