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Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA)

Data Collection Status
Latest Data Available
Data Experts
Emily D. Buehler, PhD, BJS Statistician
Collection Period

2002, 2006, 2013, 2018


The CLETA gathers information on recruits, staff, training curricula, equipment, and facilities from training academies that are responsible for administering mandatory basic training to newly appointed or elected law enforcement officers. These academies are operated by state, county, and municipal agencies and by universities, colleges, and technical schools. Academies that provided only in-service training were excluded from CLETA.

Date Created: May 26, 2009