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Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS)

Training

Sworn law enforcement officers generally receive training throughout their careers, beginning with basic training for entry-level recruits, followed by in-service training. Basic law enforcement training academies are operated by state-level organizations such as—

  • Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) entities
  • state police or highway patrols
  • local law enforcement agencies such as sheriff’s offices and county or municipal police departments
  • and academic institutions such as 2-...

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement describes the agencies and employees responsible for enforcing laws, maintaining public order, and managing public safety. The primary duties of law enforcement include the investigation, apprehension, and detention of individuals suspected of criminal offenses. Some law enforcement agencies, particularly sheriffs' offices, also have a significant role in the detention of individuals convicted of criminal offenses.

BJS maintains several national data collections, covering federal...

Public Comments Requested on the Proposed Reinstatement and Update of BJS Data Collection: 2020 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Survey

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until May 12, 2020, on the proposed reinstatement and update of a previously approved data collection: 2020 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey. Your comments on BJS's request to the Office of Management and Budget, which is published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

  • whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether...

Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program

Closing Date
The Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program will focus on the organizational characteristics of law enforcement agencies (LEAs). The goal of the program is to provide accurate and timely national statistics about the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of state, local, and tribal LEAs in the United States. The LECS includes three of BJS's core law enforcement collections: Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS)...

FY19 Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Continuation Program

Closing Date
The Law Enforcement Core Statistics Program (LECS) focuses on the organizational characteristics of law enforcement agencies (LEAs). The goal of the program is to provide accurate and timely national statistics about the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of state, local, and tribal LEAs in the United States. Originally awarded in FY 2015, the LECS includes three of BJS’s core law enforcement collections: Law Enforcement Management...

Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program

Closing Date
The LECS is designed to capture critical data on the management and administration of law enforcement agencies in a systematic and efficient manner through the sequential administration of the LEMAS, CSLLEA, and FLEO data collections. Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey The LEMAS survey is the most systematic and comprehensive source of national data on law enforcement personnel, expenditures and pay, operations, equipment...

Sheriffs' Office Personnel, 1993-2013

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 10:00 A.M. EDT Bureau of Justice Statistics
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 Contact: Kara McCarthy (202) 307-1241
WWW.BJS.GOV After hours: (202) 598-9320
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THE NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES IN SHERIFFS' OFFICES INCREASED NEARLY 60 PERCENT FROM 1993 TO 2013

WASHINGTON – Between 1993 and 2013, the number of full-time employees in U.S. sheriffs' offices increased 57 percent...