Under section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1997 the Secretary of Defense may transfer to federal and state agencies personal property of the Department of Defense, including weapons that the Secretary determines as suitable for use by agencies with law enforcement activities.
Agencies with law enforcement activities are defined as government agencies whose primary function is the enforcement of applicable federal, state and local laws and whose compensated 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. A listing of State Coordinators is available upon request from the Defense Logistics Agency's Law Enforcement Support Office.
For more information about this program please contact Tod Howard at 225-342-7860 or Tod.Howard@la.gov