Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2002: [United States] (ICPSR 4255)

Alternate Title:   CLETA02

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics


The 2002 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA02) was the first effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to collect information from law enforcement training academies across the United States. The CLETA02 included all currently operating academies that provided basic law enforcement training. Academies that provided only in-service training, corrections/detention training, or other special types of training were excluded. Data were collected on personnel, expenditures, facilities, equipment, trainees, training curricula, and a variety of special topic areas. As of year-end 2002, a total of 626 law enforcement academies operating in the United States offered basic law enforcement training to individuals recruited or seeking to become law enforcement officers.

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. CENSUS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMIES, 2002: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR04255-v1. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics [producer], 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-06-09. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04255.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04255.v1

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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, police officers, police departments, police training

Smallest Geographic Unit:    city

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2002

Date of Collection:   

  • 2003--2004

Unit of Observation:    Institutions

Universe:    All currently operating academies that provided basic law enforcement training in the United States.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data


Mode of Data Collection:    mail questionnaire

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.


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-06-09

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