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.
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.
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.