Law Enforcement (LESO)
Section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1997 authorizes the Department of Defense to transfer excess military property to state and local law enforcement agencies. The eligible agencies in law enforcement activities are government agencies whose primary function is the enforcement of applicable federal, state and local laws, and whose compensated law enforcement officers have powers of arrest and apprehension. Preference is given to counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities. If you have questions about the LESO 1033 program, please contact the State Coordinator, Alan Brinkman.
The 1033 Program has allowed law enforcement agencies to acquire vehicles (land, air and sea), weapons, computer equipment, body armor, fingerprint equipment, night vision equipment, radios and televisions, first aid equipment, tents and sleeping bags, photographic equipment and more.
- The requesting agency must be a government agency whose primary function is the enforcement of laws and whose officers are compensated and have powers of arrest and apprehension.
- The property must be drawn from existing stocks of the Department of Defense.
- The receiving agency is responsible for all costs associated with the property after it is transferred, as well as for all shipping or Federal repossession costs.
- The recipient must accept the property on an as-is, where-is basis.
- All property is transferred on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Property may not be sold, leased, rented, exchanged, bartered, used to secure a loan, used to supplement the agency's budget, or stockpiled for possible future use.
- A state or local law enforcement or corrections official begins the process by completing a "Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) Application" for Participation in the 1033 Program. (52kb pdf).
- After the application form is completed, the agency official sends the application to the State Point of Contact (SPOC) for the respective state in which the applicant is located.
- Upon approval by the SPOC, the application form is sent to the U.S. Department of Defense Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) in Battle Creek, Michigan. To leave this website and go to the U.S. Department of Defense Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO), click here.
- The LESO responds by sending a letter to the SPOC who sends it on to the agency. This letter provides the agency with a unique number allowing the agency to access the LESO database as well as identifies the authorized law enforcement officers to screen and receive property at all Defense Reutilization and Marketing Offices (DLA Disposition Services). To leave this website and go to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Offices (DLS Disposition Services), click here. In some states, all screening and acquisition of property is performed at the state level.
- Memorandum of Agreement (MOA): It is an agreement between the State of North Dakota and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Your signature on the last page of the State's Memorandum of Agreement document (57kb pdf) means that your office will comply with the rules of the 1033 Program.
- Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) Application for Participation (52kb pdf) Complete and sign this form. The application will determine the quantity of items your department will be allowed to obtain. Please keep the application current and updated with change of personnel.
- Please mail the signature sheet of the State's Memorandum of Agreement document along with the completed Application for Participation to North Dakota State Surplus Property, Attn: Alan Brinkman, 1033 State LESO Coordinator.
- For copies of the appropriate documents or questions regarding the completion of the required documents call this office at 701-328-9665 or email email@example.com.
How to Find Available Items:
There are three methods of screening excess property from the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services (DLA Disposition Services). The first is to physically visit a DLA Disposition Services location and look over the excess property displayed. In the Wash Post method, DLA Disposition Services assumes accountability for the item at the place where it has been declared excess, such as an Army post, and documents its release to an agency at that time. The third method is to request property from DLA Disposition Services' website. To leave this website and go to the DLA Disposition Services' website, click here.
For instructions on how to navigate the DLA Disposition Services' website please contact Alan Brinkman, 1033 ND State Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 701-328-9665.
How to Turn-In/Transfer Property:
To turn-in property, complete the Turn-In/Transfer Property Form. To leave this website and go to the DLA Disposition Services' website, click here. Send the completed form by email to Alan Brinkman, 1033 ND State Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Helpful Links and Information
- LEA Application for Participation (71kb pdf) (By clicking this link, you will leave this website and be directed to the federal 1033 Program website)
- 1033 Program (By clicking this link, you will leave this website and be directed to the federal 1033 Program website)
- Memorandum of Agreement (77kb Word 3/23/2010) Please note: This is a Microsoft Word document.
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