The 1033 Program permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer, without charge, excess U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) personal property (supplies and equipment) to State and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs). This Program has allowed law enforcement agencies to acquire vehicles, weapons, computer equipment, body armor, fingerprint equipment, night vision equipment, radios and televisions, tents and sleeping bags, photographic equipment, various clothing items, and more.
The requesting agency must be a government agency whose primary function is the enforcement of laws and whose officers are compensated and have powers of arrest and apprehension.
Equipment transferred must have a direct application to the law enforcement agency’s arrest and apprehension mission.
The property must be drawn from surplus property of the Department of Defense.
The receiving agency is responsible for all costs associated with the property after it is transferred, as well as for all shipping or federal repossession costs.
The recipient must accept the property on an as-is, where-is basis.
All property is transferred on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Property may not be sold, leased, rented, exchanged, bartered, used to secure a loan, used to supplement the agency’s budget, or stockpiled for possible future use.