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Law enforcement personnel

Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in Schools (SLEPS)

Provides information on the number and characteristics of law enforcement personnel that work in public K-12 schools. Data collected include the number of sworn school resource officers (SROs), demographics of sworn SROs, and required training and activities. 

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...


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Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program

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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...