LESO Program

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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 LESO Program (formerly known as the 1033 and/or 1208 Programs) 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.

​Certification Paperwork

California law enforcement agencies (LEAs) that wish to acquire and/or retain LESO Program Excess Property must be certified and currently authorized to use the LESO Program.

Certification paperwork is required annually and whenever a participating agency's Chief Executive Official Changes.

Authorization to use the LESO Excess Property Program is valid for one year unless the Chief Executive Officer of the LEA changes.

When making personnel or other administrative data changes, please contact our office to determine which documents your agency will need to submit.




Program screening (searching for excess property) worldwide is extremely simple and available online through the Defense Logistics Agency's property search application. You can search for specific items or for a broad range of material(s). You can even create a want list, so the system does the searching for you. You can also visit your nearby Disposition Services Center (formerly known as a DRMO).  At least on designated individual from your agency must be registered in AMPS, RTD, and FEPMIS for your agency to acquire excess property.

Special Equipment

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 click on the links below to learn more and contact our office directly.  

 Automated Systems Links




​Accountability and Control

LEAs must maintain accurate records, from receipt through final disposition,  for all property acquired through the program.

All CA Law Enforcement Agencies that have acquired program equipment must have at least one person registered and actively maintaining their agency's inventory in the Federal Excess Property Management Information System (LESO FEPMIS) as part of their property accounting system for all program equipment.



DD FORM 1348-A1https://www.caloes.ca.gov/LawEnforcementSite/Documents/DD FORM 1348-A1.pdfDD FORM 1348-A1Example property receipt LESO Program - Accountability and Control6/17/2019 7:34:32 PM
Records Management (DLA 5025 30)https://www.caloes.ca.gov/LawEnforcementSite/Documents/DLAD 5025 30.pdfRecords Management (DLA 5025 30)Guidance for personnel who create, maintain, store, use, and/or dispose of records. LESO Program - Accountability and Control6/17/2019 7:34:32 PM

Federal Excess Property Management Information System



​​Program Equipment Lists and other commonly requested information

​The following records are posted below to assist journalists and interested members of the public in verifying specific facts and figures associated with this program. These are the most requested documents and data, and should be the starting point to help answer questions.

For the most current quarterly update of accountable property held by participating agencies in Alaska-Wyoming and US Territories, please visit the DLA LESO webpage: http://www.dla.mil/DispositionServices/Offers/Reutilization/LawEnforcement.aspx

The most current quarterly update of property requests can also be found on the DLA LESO webpage: http://www.dla.mil/DispositionServices/Offers/Reutilization/LawEnforcement.aspx




DLA MOAhttps://www.caloes.ca.gov/LawEnforcementSite/Documents/2016 05 24 MOA by OES and LESO.pdfDLA MOAMemorandum of Agreement between the Defense Logistics Agency and the State of CaliforniaLESO Program - Forms, Agreements & Memorandum of Agreement6/17/2019 7:34:30 PM


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