Under Section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1997 (10 U.S.C.2576a) the Secretary of Defense may transfer to Federal and State agencies personal property of the Department of Defense, including weapons, that the Secretary determines is suitable for use by the agencies in law enforcement activities. Agencies in law enforcement activities are defined as government agencies whose primary function is the enforcement of applicable Federal, State and Local laws and whose law enforcement officers have powers of arrest and apprehension. All requests for weapons from State and local law enforcement agencies must be submitted through the appropriate governor appointed State coordinator for approval. Effective February 11, 2011 Allocation limits have been adjusted to the following:
All forms must be forwarded to our office. If approved at the state level the request will be forwarded to LESO for action. A request approved at the State level is no guarantee that the requesting agency will receive the weapons being requested. Agencies approved to receive weapons will be contacted by their State Coordinator. Questions regarding this application should be directed to your State Coordinator.