OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement
and the community.
The FY 2022 noncompetitive award for the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Supplemental Survey will provide funding from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 202 4. The LEMAS survey, conducted every 3 to 4 years since 1987, is based on a nationally representative sample of approximately 3,500 agencies and provides national estimates of law enforcement salaries, expenditures, operations, equipment, information systems, and policies and procedures.
In addition to these regular core surveys, BJS also fields LEMAS supplemental surveys to capture detailed information on specific issues in law enforcement.
The first LEMAS supplemental survey, which focused on law enforcement use of body-worn cameras, was fielded in 201 7. Funding under this new noncompetitive award will support the development and fielding of a two-topic LEMAS supplemental survey in FY 2023, with the two topics being (1) post-academy law enforcement training and (2) organizational responses related to police suicide.
Under section 302 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, BJS is authorized to "make grants to, or enter into cooperative agreements or contracts with public agencies, institutions of higher education, private organizations, or private individuals" for purposes of collecting and analyzing criminal justice data and producing reliable statistics under 34 U.S.C.