DRMO 1033 Program
Captain Jonathan Salazar
New Mexico State Police/DPS
Santa Fe, NM
Phone: (505) 554-7565
1033 Program Overview
The U.S. Department of Defense (D0D) 1033 Program permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess DoD supplies and equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies for use in their law enforcement duties. This property is procured at no cost to the agency with the exception of any shipping or transportation costs.
The type of property available includes but is not limited to tactical and riot gear, vehicles, watercraft, weapons, and night vision. All equipment must be strictly accounted for. When no longer needed agencies must request permission for turn in, transfer, or disposal.
Agencies must request participation in the program through the Governor appointed State Coordinator. The Coordinator will facilitate the application process with the Federal Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO).
Who Can Participate?
Any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency that has arrest and apprehension authority can participate in the 1033 program. The agency must enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the State Coordinator’s office.
Types of Equipment Available
Equipment that is available is separated into two categories, major and minor items.
Examples of minor items would be office equipment, mechanical equipment, and clothing. Examples of major items include weapons, night vision, aircraft, and tactical equipment.
How to Enroll
Agencies wishing to participate in the program must take the following steps and submit the appropriate paperwork.
- Submit an Application for Participation.
- Enter into an MOA with the State of New Mexico
- All agencies must be approved for participation by both the State Coordinator and the Law Enforcement Support Office(LESO)
- The agency will then receive an authorization letter allowing them to requisition property.
Applications for Participation may be obtained at the DRMS LESO Application web page. Click on “Forms” then select “LEA Application for Participation. If you encounter a “certificate error” challenge, click “OK” or “continue” to proceed.
Memorandum of Agreements may be obtained by clicking on the link below.
Any agencies with questions regarding enrollment or participation are invited to contact Captain Mike Waring at (505) 476-9613.
1033 Program Requisition Process
- A Law Enforcement Agency that has been approved for participation in the program will log in to the 1033 program property search site at www.dispositionservices.dla.mil/ using the username and password provided by the State Coordinator.
- The agency may print out a copy of the system user manual located at the top of this page for assistance. The LEA can then search for property using the item name or national stock number.
- When property of interest is located the agency can “tag” this property. The agency will fill in the quantity requested and a justification as to how the property will be used. Once the agency clicks the submit button the request is sent electronically to the State Coordinator.
- All agencies must submit written approval for the request from the Chief Executive Official of the City/Town or College/University.
- Within twenty four hours the LEA may log in to the system to see if the request was approved.
- If approved, the LEA is responsible for making arraignments for the pick up or shipment of the property.
- When the property is received by the agency they will receive a form “1348”. This form will be signed by the LEA and serve as proof of receipt.
- The LEA is required under the MOA to forward a copy of the form “1348” to the State Coordinator for permanent filing
The 1033 Program has significantly increased the capabilities of our law enforcement agencies nationwide while reducing costs for the American Taxpayer. The Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) administers and executes 10 USC Section 2576a, for the Director, DLA Disposition Services. DLA Disposition Services is a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and provides Program Management on behalf of the Secretary of Defense.
Section 1208 of the Fiscal Year 1990 and 1991 National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAAs) authorized the transfer of excess DOD personal property for federal and state law enforcement agencies for use in counter-drug activities. Historically, it is referred to as “the 1208 Program. Program Management duties were carried out in consultation from the Attorney General and the Director of National Drug Policy. In Fiscal Year 1996, at the request of the Department of Defense, the 1208 Program came under Defense Logistics Agency jurisdiction. The program was initially managed by Regional Logistic Support Offices (RLSO) and later by centralized Counter-Drug Support Offices (CDSOs) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and El Segundo, California.
Section 1033 of the Fiscal Year 1997 NDAA authorized the transfer of excess DOD personal property to federal and state LEAs in the execution of law enforcement activities to include counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities. To the present day, it is commonly referred to as “the 1033 Program. Preference is assigned to counter-drug and counter-terrorism LEAs when requesting excess DOD personal property. In June 1999, the El Segundo, California office was closed and all 1033 Program Management activities were handled by a single national office at Fort Belvoir, Virginia (DLA Headquarters).
In November 2008, the Defense Logistics Agency determined that DLA Disposition Services was best suited to manage the 1033 Program. On September 30, 2009 the Program Management functions transferred to DLA Disposition Services Headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan. DLA LESO, previously located at DLA Headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Virginia was deactivated.
The 1033 Program (formerly the 1208 Program) has provided excess DOD personal property to more than 17,000 LEAs with an Original Acquisition Value of more than $1.9 billion dollars. All 50 states and 4 U.S. Territories have participated in the program. In Fiscal Year 2010, 50 states and 3 of the 4 US territories remain active and a historic year of activity was recorded with the highest numbers on record for property requisitions, adjustments, and transfers.
Bottom line: LESO equipped LEAs have improved response times and a more robust capability to deter and fight crime, resulting in safer communities.