Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $745,875)
According to the 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA), 44% of special-jurisdiction LEAs were serving 4-year public universities/colleges and 2-year colleges. BJS conducted its first SCLEA in 1995 and administered two more waves during the 2004-05 and 2011-12 school years. The 1995 and 2004-05 waves collected data on campus LEAs serving universities offering at least a 4-year degree and enrolling 2,500 or more students and 2-year colleges enrolling 10,000 or more students. The 2011-12 SCLEA expanded the sample to include 4-year college campuses with 1,000 to 2,499 students and 2-year colleges with 2,500 or more students. The 2011-12 SCLEA was administered to both public and private educational institutions. The 2011-12 SCLEA had questions similar to those in the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey and asked about personnel, budget, equipment, policies, and programs of campus LEAs. A universe list of 4-year and 2-year campuses was compiled using the U.S. Department of Educations Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Review of the Department of Educations Clery Act data resulted in an estimated 1,600 eligible schools. The 2011-12 SCLEA had an overall response rate of 90% for the core survey group of agencies serving 4-year campuses with 2,500 or more students. The survey was administered through the web, on paper, and by phone.
The goal of the Survey of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies is to produce national statistics about the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of the nations campus law enforcement agencies. The SCLEA is a 36-month program with the goal of providing accurate and timely national statistics about the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of campus LEAs. The primary objectives are to (1) develop and test a questionnaire, (2) develop a frame of campus LEAs, (3) field the SCLEA in 2021, and (4) conduct data cleaning, analysis, and delivery of raw and final datasets.