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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SECTION 1033 EXCESS
PROPERTY PROGRAM

1033 Program: 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 with special emphasis given to counter-drug and counter-terrorism. The 1033 program (formerly the 1208 program) allows law enforcement agencies to receive DOD excess property. The Property Utilization Division, through an Agreement between the Defense Logistics Agency and the State of Tennessee, has been charged with administration of the program.

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) defines eligible participants for the 1033 Program as government agencies whose primary function is the enforcement of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, and whose compensated full-time law enforcement officers have powers of arrest and apprehension. All DoD excess property can be used for counter-drug and other law enforcement activities with the exception of the operation of jails. This applies to all property acquired in the future or any property previously acquired through the DoD 1033 Program.

The program allows up to four representatives to be eligible to screen military bases for excess Department of Defense property suitable for law enforcement use. Eligible organizations may participate in this program by paying a fixed fee based on the number of post sworn officers and having a current Agreement and Application for Participation on file with the Property Utilization Division. The fee is assessed annually and is not prorated. The current fee schedule is as follows:

1-30 Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $ 400.00
31-60 Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $ 600.00
61-90 Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $ 800.00
91-Above Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $ 1,000.00

Your agency will be responsible for any fees assessed by the Federal Government for acquisition of property in specialty categories such as weapons (shipping/handling, etc.) or for transportation/shipping incurred by or passed on by the Property Utilization Division.

SCREENING
Your Screening Authorization Letter will allow as many as 2 of the authorized screeners to physically screen (search) for excess DoD property at any of the DRMOs worldwide. A complete list of all DRMOs with phone/fax numbers and other information may be found at http://www.drms.dla.mil/html/drmo_sites.html
Internet screening may be done at http://www.drms.dla.mil. Property may be tagged by calling the DRMO and, if it is available, they will tag it for you.

WEAPONS, APC'S, COMPUTERS & AIRCRAFT
The acquisition of Weapons, APCs, Computers and Aircraft is done using different procedures than property screened at the DRMOs. Request procedures are defined at the Section 1033 link of the LESO web site http://www.dla.mil/j-3/leso. See How to Screen & Request Property.

USE & DISPOSAL
Any DoD excess property received in the past or future must be placed into use within one year of receipt, and the property must remain in use for at least 12 months. You will be required to complete documentation certifying that the property has been put into use. The property is subject at any time for physical inspection by Property Utilization Staff while under restriction. PRIOR TO DISPOSAL OF ANY DoD EXCESS PROPERTY, YOU MUST SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE STATE COORDINATOR. The written request must include a copy of the 1348 document that you received to acquire the property. When approved, disposal must be done according to state and local laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to the disposal of public property. Property requiring demilitarization must be returned to a DRMO through this office.

The best source of information about the program is the LESO web site http://www.dla.mil/j-3/leso. You may request additional information by contacting Elbert Baker by phone at 615/350-3373 or via e-mail at Elbert.Baker@tn.gov .