1033 PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The National Defense Authorization Act authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess Department of Defense (DoD) personal property to Federal, state and local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) with special emphasis given to counter drug and counter terrorism. The 1033 Program allows LEAs to receive DoD excess property. If you qualify and choose to participate, your organization will become one of over 13,000 local LEAs who have taken advantage of this unique program.
Since the creation of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Support Office, $36.5 million worth of equipment has been transferred to Arkansas Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).
ARKANSAS LESO MISSION, VISION, & CORE VALUES
The MISSION of the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) is to provide timely and pertinent information to all serviced agencies, whether local, state, or federal to enhance the performance of and to provide technologically advanced and affordable equipment to law enforcement agencies in the state of Arkansas.
The VISION of the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) is to become the most efficient Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) and the foremost program in the country. To provide a model for other states and provide 100% customer satisfaction among the law enforcement agencies across the state of Arkansas.
The CORE VALUES of the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) are ACCOUNTABILITY for all assigned property within our state and RESPONSIBILITY in using all property in support of city, county and state law enforcement activities
PARTICIPATION, STATE FEES, AND SHIPPING COSTS
The application for participation packet is required annually and whenever an agency's Chief Executive Official Changes. The packet consists of a complete Application and Memorandum of Agreement. A link to all Federal LESO forms is listed below. The Memorandum of Agreement must be obtained from the state manager. The state fee is 3% of the acquisition value of the item or an annual fee based on department size, that range from $250 o $2000 per agency. The Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) incurs all shipping costs.
Screening worldwide for excess property is extremely simple and can be online through the Defense Logistics Agency's property search application. You can search for specific items or for a broad range of material. You can even create a want list, so the system can search for you. You can also visit your nearby Disposition Services Center (formerly known as a DRMO).
ACCOUNTABILITY AND FILES MANAGEMENT
All records must be maintained in accordance with the DLA Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The Chief Executive Official or the Head of Agency of the LEA is responsible for all 1033 Program controlled property.
SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS
Some equipment is scarce, unavailable on line, or is in such high demand that additional steps are taken to ensure equitable distribution throughout the nation. If your agency is interested in acquiring Aircraft, Weapons, or armored response vehicles, please contact the state office for further instructions.
EXAMPLES OF PROPERTY AVAILABLE
For more information contact James Ray, Arkansas LESO Manager at James.Ray@arkansas.gov or at Office: (501) 682-1137, Cell: (501) 265-9442.