Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
The Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies (CTLEA) is a first of its kind data collection effort to focus exclusively on tribal law enforcement agencies across the United States. Initiated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, CTLEA will identify workload, staffing, resource utilization, and access to technology and equipment as related to law enforcement on tribal lands.
IACP and NORC at the University of Chicago were tasked by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to conduct the Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies (CTLEA). This is the first BJS statistical data collection effort to focus specifically on tribal law enforcement agencies. The CTLEA will collect information about the work of tribal law enforcement agencies and law enforcement agencies operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) offices.
Once completed, the survey will provide much needed information to tribal justice agencies, state and local agencies, policy makers, and the general public about tribal law enforcement agency workloads, staffing, resource utilization, and access to technology and equipment.
Two pilot surveys have been conducted with the most recent concluding in August 2018. National data collection for this effort began in August 2019.