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1033 Program - Policies & Procedures


WEM Policy 3003.0: Program Purpose and Design

Purpose and Design: The U.S. Department of Defense 1033 Program permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess Department of Defense 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.

WEM Policy 3003.1: 1033 Program Plan Administration

The purpose of this policy is to establish the administration plan for the 1033 program in accordance with the program requirements set forth in the State Plan of Operations. The State Plan of Operation (SPO) is entered into between the State of Wisconsin and the registered Law Enforcement Agency (LEA), to set forth the terms and conditions which will be binding on the parties with respect to excess Department of Defense (DOD) personal property which is transferred pursuant to Title 10 USC § 2576a and to promote the efficient and expeditious transfer of the property and to ensure accountability of the same.

WEM Policy 3003.2: 1033 Program Enrollment

The purpose of this policy is to establish a process for enrollment of a law enforcement agency (LEA) in the Wisconsin 1033 Program.

WEM Policy 3003.3: 1033 Program Controlled Equipment

The purpose of this policy is to set forth the process and responsibilities for a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) to procure controlled equipment through the 1033 Program.

Property available under this agreement is for the current use of authorized program participants; it will not be requested nor issued for speculative use/possible future use. Property will not be obtained for the purpose of sale, lease, loan, personal use, rent, exchange, barter, to secure a loan, or to otherwise supplement normal LEA or the budget of the state/local governmental entity. All requests for property will be based on bona fide law enforcement requirements. Under no circumstances will property be sold or otherwise transferred to non-U.S. persons or exported. Loaning to non-participants of the DLA LESO Program is not authorized.

The DLA Disposition Services LESO conditionally transfers excess DOD property to States/LEAs enrolled in the LESO Program. DLA Disposition Services LESO retains permanent title to property with Demilitarization (DEMIL) Codes of B, C, D, E, F, G and Q (with an Integrity Code of 3), property with these DEMIL codes is also known as controlled property.

WEM Policy 3003.4: 1033 Program Compliance

The purpose of this policy is to outline the federal and state compliance requirements for all LEAs with 1033 Program equipment.

LESO Requirement

As a participant in the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) Program your Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) may be subject to selection in LESO compliance reviews. In addition to this requirement, LESO requires that the State will conduct annual internal 5% Program Compliance Reviews of LEAs participating in the LESO program in order to ensure accountability, program compliance and validate annual inventory submissions are accurate.
In addition, LEAs shall be responsible for the annual certification of inventory as identified in the FEPMIS inventory tool for their agency. LESO requires the use of the FEPMIS tool to manage inventories.

State of Wisconsin Requirement

Wisconsin Emergency Management’s (WEM’s) 1033 program compliance monitoring procedure ensures that participating LEA recipients of equipment through adhere to the program plans, policies and procedures as set forth by the “State Plan of Operations” agreement. The compliance monitoring process is designed to verify the proper accountability and utilization of equipment, vehicles, aircraft and weapons, by participating LEA’s. The procedure shall also include yearly site visits by compliance monitoring personnel.

WEM Policy 3003.6: 1033 Program Improper Use of Equipment

The purpose of this policy is to ensure Wisconsin 1033 Program equipment is being used by Wisconsin’s law enforcement agencies in accordance with Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) guidance/requirements and to identify enforcement action in the event of improper use.

WEM Policy 3003.9: 1033 Program Lost/Stolen Equipment

The purpose of this policy is to set forth the responsibilities and reporting requirements of the Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) when reporting lost, missing, stolen, damaged or destroyed Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) property.