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—
BJS collects data on agency characteristics through two core law enforcement agency surveys: the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA) and the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics award $24.2 million to law enforcement agencies to support national crime-reporting infrastructure
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FBI AND BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS AWARD $24.2 MILLION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO SUPPORT NATIONAL CRIME-REPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE
For over 30 years, BJS has been the authoritative source for national statistics regarding the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of law enforcement agencies.
BJS maintains multiple data collections covering various aspects of the federal justice system encompassing law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and corrections. BJS data collections range from censuses of law enforcement and annual deaths in custody to federal case processing statistical information, describing the number of suspects/defendants from arrest to imprisonment.
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 sheriff’s offices, also have a significant role in the detention of individuals convicted of criminal offenses.
The Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 (DICRA) requires the head of each federal law enforcement agency to submit to the U.S. attorney general, information about the death of any person who is
- any death attributed to any use of force by federal law enforcement personnel
- any death that occurred while the decedent's freedom to leave was restricted by federal law enforcement prior to, during, or following an arrest—
- while detained for questioning or investigation (e.g., Terry stop)
- during the process of apprehension (e.g., pursuit of criminal suspect or standoff with law enforcement)
- while in the custody of, or shortly after restraint by, law enforcement (even if the decedent was not formally under arrest)
- during transport to or from law enforcement, detention, incarceration, or medical facilities
- any death while the decedent was confined in a temporary holding facility designed to hold detainees for no longer than 72 hours (e.g., booking center, holding area, or staging location)
- any death that occurred during an interaction with federal law enforcement personnel during response to medical or mental-health assistance (e.g., response to suicidal persons).