Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO)

Department of Defense Section 1033 Excess Property Program

The National Defense Authorization Act authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess Department of Defense (DoD) personal property to local law enforcement agencies with special emphasis given to counter-drug and counter-terrorism. The 1033 program (formerly the 1208 program) allows law enforcement agencies to receive DOD excess property. Vehicle and Asset Management, through an agreement between the Defense Logistics Agency and the State of Tennessee, has been charged with administration of the program.

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) defines eligible participants for the 1033 Program as 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.

All DoD excess property can be used for counter-drug and other law enforcement activities with the exception of the operation of jails.

This applies to all property acquired in the future or any property previously acquired through the DoD 1033 Program.

The program allows representatives to be eligible to screen military bases for excess DoD property suitable for law enforcement use.

LESO Program Overview, Agreement and Application

Eligible organizations may participate in this program by paying a fixed fee based on the number of post sworn officers and having a current State Plan of Operation (SPO) form completed and an FY17 application on file with the LESO Program Office.

The fee is assessed annually. The current fee schedule is as follows:
1-30 Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $400
31-60 Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $600
61-90 Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $800
91-Above Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $1,000

Your agency will be responsible for any fees assessed by the federal government for acquisition of property in specialty categories such as weapons (shipping/handling, etc.) or for transportation/shipping incurred by requested and approved property.


Your Screening Authorization Letter will allow as many as eight (8) of the authorized screeners to physically screen for excess DoD property at any of the DLAs worldwide.

A complete list of all distribution sites with phone/fax numbers and other information may be found at

Internet screening may be done at

Property requests are approved on a first-come basis.

Weapons, APCs, and Aircraft

The acquisition of Weapons, APCs and Aircraft is done using different procedures than property screened at the DRMOs. Request procedures are defined at the Section 1033 link of the LESO website:

Refer to the "Property Search" link to screen and request property.

Use and Disposal

Any DoD excess property received in the past or future must be placed into use within one year of receipt, and the property must remain in use for at least twelve (12) months. You will be required to complete documentation certifying that the property has been put into use. The property is subject at any time for physical inspection by state and federal LESO offices.

Prior to disposal of any DoD excess property, you must submit a written request to the state coordinator. The written request must include a copy of the 1348 document that you received to acquire the property. When approved, disposal must be done according to state and local laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to the disposal of public property. Property requiring demilitarization must be returned to a distribution site through this office or transferred to another law enforcement agency.

There is no charge for this application process. If you have any questions or need assistance in completing your application for participation, please contact Randal Barnett, LESO Program Manager, at 615-350-3321 or email