Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013 (ICPSR 36764)
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
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From 2011 to 2013, a total of 664 state and local law enforcement academies provided basic training to entry-level officer recruits in the United States. During this period, more than 135,000 recruits (45,000 per year) entered a basic training program, and 86 percent completed the program successfully. This completion rate was the same as was observed for the 57,000 recruits who entered training programs in 2005. This data collection describes basic training programs for new recruits based on their content, instructors, and teaching methods. It also describes the recruits' demographics, completion rates, and reasons for failure. The data describing recruits cover those entering basic training programs from 2011 to 2013. The data describing academies are based on 2013, the latest year referenced in the survey. Like prior BJS studies conducted in 2002 and 2006, the 2013 CLETA collected data from all state and local academies that provided basic law enforcement training. Academies that provided only in-service, corrections and detention, or other specialized training were excluded. Federal training academies were also excluded. Any on-the-job training received by recruits subsequent to their academy training is not covered.
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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 law enforcement data collections. An initial screening verified the telephone number, mailing address, and other academy contact information.
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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.
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All state and local academies that provided basic law enforcement training.
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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 percent, 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 percent for all 10 types of academies.Hide
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2018-12-12 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.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.