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BJS FY 09 National Private Security Survey

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The purpose of this award is to provide funding to research, develop, design, and draft three plan options for the implementation the 2009 National Private Security Survey (NPSS). The primary objective of the award is to produce project specifications for this multi-survey data collection on private security officers, which will ultimately serve as the counterpart to the Bureau of Justice Statistics' Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) collection. The NPSS will provide data on the demographic characteristics, workload, clients, selection, training, and expenditures of a national sample of contract security companies and a stratified national sample of employers of proprietary security officers and investigators across various industries. Under this solicitation, awardees, in cooperation with BJS and experts in the field, will design data collection instruments for both the contract and proprietary sides of the NPSS and will produce three plans for the implementation of the NPSS based on sampling methodologies with ascending levels of sample scope, estimation specificity, and budget. An additional objective of the project is to produce an extensive literature review and secondary analysis of existing sources of data on the private security field in general. BJS anticipates making an initial award for an 8-month period under this solicitation. BJS is authorized to issue this solicitation under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Section 302, as amended (42 USC Section 3732).


Number of Awards: 1
Total Amount Awarded: $346,682

Date Created: March 30, 2009