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Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006 (ICPSR 27262) RSS

Alternate Title:  CLETA 2006

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Summary:

As of year-end 2006 a total of 648 state and local law enforcement academies were providing basic training to entry-level recruits in the United States. State agencies approved 98 percent of these academies. This data collection describes the academies in terms of their personnel, expenditures, facilities, curricula, and trainees using data from the 2006 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA) sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The 2006 CLETA, like the initial 2002 study, collected data from all state and local academies that provided basic law enforcement training. Academies that provided only in-service training, corrections and detention training, or other special types of training were excluded. Federal training academies were also excluded.

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  • These data are freely available.

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Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006. ICPSR27262-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-09-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR27262.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, law enforcement, law enforcement agencies, police departments, police officers, police recruits, police training

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2006

Date of Collection:  

  • 2006--2007

Unit of Observation:   law enforcement training academy

Universe:   All state and local academies that provided basic law enforcement training.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data, survey data

Methodology

Study Design:   A master list of law enforcement training academies operating in the United States was compiled from a variety of sources, including professional associations, state law enforcement training organizations, and existing BJS law enforcement data collections. An initial screening verified telephone number, mailing address, and other academy contact information. The survey instrument was subsequently mailed to 734 academies. After the initial mailing, 13 additional academies were added, resulting in a total of 747 academies receiving the survey. During the course of survey administration, 99 academies were determined to be out of scope because they did not conduct basic law enforcement training during the study reference period. Of the 648 academies finally determined to be eligible to receive the survey, all but one responded to all (or nearly all) of the questions. A majority (54.3 percent) of the responses were received by mail. About a third (34.2 percent) were submitted electronically through the survey website, and 11.4 percent were transmitted by fax.

Sample:   Data were from all state and local law enforcement academies that provided basic law enforcement training. Academies that provided only in-service training, corrections and detention training, or other special types of training were excluded. Federal training academies were also excluded.

Mode of Data Collection:   mail questionnaire, web-based survey

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self-enumerated forms

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Version History:

  • 2012-09-13 Minor changes have been made to the documentation.

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