Department of Defense Excess Property Program (DoD LESO Program)
This Website is Applicable to Missouri Agencies Only
The Secretary of Defense is authorized by 10 USC § 2576a to transfer to Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies, personal property that is in excess to the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and that the Secretary determines is suitable to be used by such agencies in law enforcement activities, with preference for counter-drug/counter-terrorism activities and border security activities, under such terms prescribed by the Secretary.
The authorities granted to the Secretary of Defense have been delegated to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in determining whether property is suitable for use by agencies in law enforcement activities. Within DLA, the program is managed by the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) in Battle Creek, MI.
The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the authorized agency to operate the LESO Program for Missouri law enforcement agencies.
State and local law enforcement agencies are eligible to participate in the LESO Program within Missouri if 1) the department has a physical address in Missouri, 2) the department’s primary function is the enforcement of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, 3) the department’s compensated law enforcement officers have powers of arrest and apprehension, 4) the department is recognized by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) as a law enforcement agency and by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Peace Officers Standard and Training (POST) Unit as having licensed officers, and 5) the department has at least one (1) full-time, compensated law enforcement officer employed by the department.
Property available from the LESO Program is deemed excess to the needs of the DOD and subsequently varies in availability. Excess property can consist of, but is not limited to, lockers, desks, computers, generators, bedding, clothing, boots, field gear, flex cuffs, weapons, four-wheel drive vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft. With the exception of costs associated with shipping or pick-up, the property is available at no charge.
To enroll in the Missouri LESO Program, or if information supplied in the enrollment application changes during the course of participation in the LESO Program, the law enforcement agency must complete and submit the following:
Special Request Forms:
Certain LESO property items require additional justification by the law enforcement agency and approval by DPS and LESO.
To request armored tactical vehicles, complete and submit the following:
To request Executive Order (EO) controlled property, complete and submit the following:
To request weapons, complete and submit the following:
- Demilitarization Instructions for Armored Tactical Vehicles
- LESO Program Policy and Procedures Manual
For more information regarding the Missouri LESO Program, contact:
LESO State Coordinator