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. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR27262.v1
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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
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.
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:
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.