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Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) 

 

The Law Enforcement Support Office Program, managed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in Battle Creek, MI transfers needed equipment such as tactical gear, electronics, vehicles, weapons…and more, to Federal and State law enforcement agencies (LEAs), while simultaneously providing the military services one of several outlets for disposal of their excess property. Through the Law Enforcement Support Office Program, over 11,000 law enforcement agencies across the country receive a variety of items helping our local agencies keep equipment overhead costs low.

The responsibility of managing the LESO program for Illinois is the Governor-appointed coordinator assigned to the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS), Property Control Division.

It’s Easy to Join!

Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies: Please download and complete the LESO application (PDF). In addition, your agency (Chief, CEO, etc.) must review and sign the LESO State Plan of Operation (PDF). Complete these two documents as well as a “LESO Invoice” form (PDF), include a check for your Annual Membership Fee* made payable to State Surplus Property Revolving Fund – LESO and mail to:

Illinois Department of Central Management Services
Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) Program
Attn: Tracy Nichols
1924 S. 10 ½ St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Learn what types of excess military property are available to your Illinois law enforcement agency by watching this 8-minute video featuring Illinois police agencies.

     
     

* While the property is provided by the Federal government FREE to agencies, LEAs in Illinois pay an annual (12-month) Membership Fee as found on Page 11 of the “State Plan” to defray costs of administering the program. Fees are based on the number of sworn officers employed by your agency:

1-5 Officers: $150.00
6-15 Officers $300.00
16-35 Officers: $400.00
36-50 Officers $600.00
51-199 Officers $900.00
200 or more Officers Negotiable

For questions contact the CMS LESO Office (217)558-1425
Illinois LESO Program, 1924 S. 10 ½ Street Springfield, IL 62703 FAX: 217/558-1792 or
email: tracy.nichols@illinois.gov

For more information, training materials, updated forms, and other information about DoD/DLA LESO Program visit: http://www.dispositionservices.dla.mil/