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1033 Program


In the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991, Congress authorized the transfer of excess Department of Defense (DoD) property to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Through subsequent revisions, the NDAA for Fiscal Year 1997 established the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) Program to facilitate 10 USC 2576a.

Under this authority, excess DoD property (equipment) that might otherwise be destroyed, may be conditionally transferred to participating law enforcement agencies across the United States and its Territories.

No equipment is purchased for distribution. All items were DoD excess equipment or had been held as part of reserve stocks until no longer needed. 

Since inception, the program has transferred over $7.6 Billion worth of equipment (based on the items Original Acquisition Value [OAV]). In Fiscal Year 2021, $196 Million (based on OAV) worth of equipment was conditionally transferred to participating law enforcement agencies.

Items that are requested via the program include clothing, office supplies, tools, rescue equipment, vehicles, and small arms.

Since program inception, less than 2 percent of equipment transferred are small arms and less than 1 percent are tactical vehicles.

More than 8,800 law enforcement agencies have enrolled in the program.  

Below is a link that will allow you to examine the accountable property of record of excess military equipment acquired by the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) through the 1033 Program. The spreadsheet reflects an annual rolling cycle of items that are added when acquired, items dropping off as their inventory lifecycle expires and items that will always remain on the list while in service. All of these assets find a path to help provide excellent law enforcement services for the citizens of Orange County. If you would like more information about the program, we  welcome your calls and/or postings on social media. We are dedicated to provide the public transparency as we strive to align the 1033 program with the department's core values: "Integrity without compromise, Service above self, Professionalism in the performance of duty, and Vigilance in safeguarding our community".

Click here to go to the Defense Logistics Agency website and click on "Alaska-Wyoming and US Territories" to view the LESO property transfer document. (See image below)

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