Death in Custody Act Reporting Forms

The Federal Death in Custody Reporting Act (DCRA) data collection forms are provided here for reference purposes. The DCRA collection program includes data on all arrest-related, detention or incarceration deaths occurring during fiscal year 2016 through a web-based reporting system. Federal agencies with law enforcement, detention or incarceration functions are invited to complete the summary reporting form to identify all deaths that occurred in their jurisdiction from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. Incident forms are then completed for each identified death. If your agency has not received login information to access the DCRA collection program reporting system, please contact

Forms and reporting instructions will vary based on the whether your agency conducts law enforcement, detention and/or incarceration functions (see FAQs, What is the Purpose of the DCRA Data Collection Forms?)

Federal Law Enforcement Forms