LESO Law Enforcement 1033 Program

Section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1997 authorizes the Department of Defense (DoD) 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. For questions about the LESO 1033 program, contact the ND state coordinator at 701.328.9665.

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.

Rules and Restrictions

  • 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 (DoD).
  • 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.

Application Procedures

  • A state or local law enforcement official begins the process by completing a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) Application for Participation in the 1033 Program. The application will determine the quantity of items your department will be allowed to obtain.
  • After the application form is completed, the agency official sends the application to:  

North Dakota State Surplus Property
Attn:1033 State LESO Coordinator
600 E. Boulevard Ave Dept 015
Bismarck, ND  58505-0608


  • Once the LEA Application for Participation has been approved a LESO State Plan of Operation will need to completed.  It is an agreement between the State of North Dakota and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Your signature on the last page of the plan indicates that your office will comply with the rules of the 1033 Program.
  • Please keep the LEA Application for Participation current and updated with change of personnel.  Mail a new application with any changes to the State LESO Coordinator.

North Dakota State Surplus Property
Attn:1033 State LESO Coordinator
600 E. Boulevard Ave Dept 015
Bismarck, ND  58505-0608

  • For copies of the appropriate documents or questions regarding the completion of the required documents contact this office at 701.328.9665 or LESO.

How to Find Available Items

There are three methods of screening excess property from the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services (DLA Disposition Services).

  1. Physically visit a DLA Disposition Services location and look over the excess property displayed.
  2. 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.
  3. Search property from DLA Disposition Services

For instructions on how to navigate the DLA Disposition Services website please contact the 1033 ND state coordinator at 701.328.9665.

How to Turn-In or Transfer Property

DLA Disposition Services has the necessary forms to turn-in property. Send the completed forms by email to the 1033 ND state coordinator.

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