The Peace Officer Association of Georgia is reaching out to encourage participation in the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
The LEMAS survey has been sent to all law enforcement agencies that employ 100 or more full-time sworn officers and a nationally representative sample of smaller agencies. Many Georgia agencies have been selected and if selected, you should have already received notification. Data are obtained on agency responsibilities, operating expenditures, job functions of sworn and civilian employees, officer salaries and special pay, demographic characteristics of officers, weapons and armor policies, education and training requirements, computers and information systems, vehicles, special units, and community policing activities.
The Peace Officer Association of Georgia would like to see a 100% response rate on this federal survey, as citizens are clamoring for data transparency from police departments. If your agency has been contacted by RTI International (BJS’s data collection agent for the LEMAS), please make your best efforts to complete the survey within the next few weeks.
Peace Officer Association of Georgia