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BJS announces 60-day notice for proposed collection: 2016 Law Enforcement Administrative and Management Statistics (LEMAS) Survey
The Bureau of Justice Statistics encourages comments for 60 days until April 8, 2016, on the 2016 Law Enforcement Administrative and Management Statistics (LEMAS) Survey, which will measure the personnel, policies, and practices of law enforcement agencies, including demographic characteristics of sworn personnel, hiring practices, operations, equipment, technology, and agency policies and procedures. Your comments to BJS's requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

 —whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
 —the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
 —whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
 —the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

BJS announces 60-day notice for two proposed collections about tribal lands
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 60 days until April 5, 2016, on two new data collections for State and Local Justice Agencies Serving Tribal Lands (SLJASTL): Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Serving Tribal Lands (CSLLEASTL), and Census of State and Local Prosecutor Offices Serving Tribal Lands (CSLPOSTL) . Your comments to BJS's requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

 —whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
 —the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
 —whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
 —the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

BJS announces 60-day notice for proposed collection: 2016 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics encourages comments for 60 days until April 4, 2016, on the 2016 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS), which will measure the prevalence of stalking victimization, the types of stalking victimization experienced, the characteristics of stalking victims, the nature and consequences of stalking victimization, and patterns of reporting to the police. Your comments to BJS's requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

 —whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
 —the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
 —whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
 —the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.


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