What is in the NLEAD?
As specified by the Executive Order, the NLEAD includes law enforcement officers who have records that include one of six categories related to officer misconduct.
The NLEAD will include data on commendations and awards when an officer is already in the NLEAD for one of the misconduct categories.
Who can access the NLEAD?
To protect the safety, privacy, and due process rights of law enforcement officers who may be identified, the NLEAD cannot be searched by the public. Access to the NLEAD is limited to authorized users from federal law enforcement agencies for use in the hiring, job assignment, and promotion of law enforcement officers.
In the future, NLEAD aims to offer data access to state and local agencies to support hiring and workforce practices.
How can I learn more?
To promote transparency, and as required by the Executive Order, DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics will publish an annual public report with aggregated and anonymized information on NLEAD data.
This report will be available to the public to understand how federal law enforcement agencies use the database to provide information that will improve the quality of the federal law enforcement workforce.