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Property considered surplus can be reused, transferred, donated, or sold; potential recipients may include law enforcement agencies, school systems, medical institutions, civic and community organizations, libraries, homeless assistance providers, state and local government agencies, and the public. During FY2008, about 56,000 military organizations and components turned in over 3.5 million items to DLA Disposition Services.4 About half of all surplus items are designated for the foreign military sales program, and about half are made available to other government agencies, eligible donees, or sold to the public.5
Source: Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal: Background Information - Sept / 2013 (emphasis mine)
State and Local Governments
If property cannot be reused or transferred to other federal agencies, it may be donated to state and local government programs. Each state has designated a “State Agency for Surplus Property Program,” a local governing authority to receive and distribute all federal surplus property. The program authorizes “screeners” to handle the logistics, and the state agency may charge a fee for handling the transaction. Eligible recipients include, but are not limited to, organizations that promote public health, safety, education, recreation, conservation, and other public needs, including veterans groups and Native American organizations. Groups that qualify as a “service education activity” may have a slight priority in the screening process.
Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO)
LESO administers 10 U.S.C. Section 2576a, which transfers excess DOD equipment to federal and state law enforcement agencies through the 1033 Program.15 DLA estimates that since 1990, more than $4.2 billion worth of property has been transferred; in FY2011 alone, a record $502 million worth of property was transferred.
HERLONG, California (CNN) - If you need an example of why it is hard to cut the budget in Washington look no further than this Army depot in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada range.
CNN was allowed rare access to what amounts to a parking lot for more than 2,000 M-1 Abrams tanks. Here, about an hour's drive north of Reno, Nevada, the tanks have been collecting dust in the hot California desert because of a tiff between the Army and Congress.
originally posted by: TorqueyThePig
a reply to: Destinyone
Yeah, how dare the police who respond to barricaded hostage situations where people shoot at us and others, not have an armored vehicle to protect us and the people we evacuate.
Not that my department has an armored vehicle. However, if they ever entertain the idea, I will make sure to tell them that we will just ride up on our bicycles instead.
Wouldn't want to offend anyone.
Why don't you put on a badge and gun, and come with me to the next barricaded hostage situation......Yeah that is what I thought.
I find it funny that when gun grabbers refer to an AR 15 as an "assault weapon" people are quick to correct them (rightfully so). Yet they then in turn say that they don't want police officers having miltary style weaponry. Pot meet keetle.
I want a straight answer. If you feel like we should only be allowed revolvers and shotguns say it.
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