HSEM is the state administrator for the Minnesota Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) program established by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) through the Defense Logistics Agency. It allows law enforcement agencies to obtain surplus military weapons, tactical vehicles, aircraft and other equipment for any bona fide law enforcement need at no cost.
All transferred surplus items must have a direct application to the law enforcement agency's arrest and apprehension mission.
In order to participate in this program, agencies must be officially enrolled and complete the following documents, and fax or mail them to the State LESO Coordinator at:
This document provides basic information about your department and lists points of contacts along with who is allowed to screen at the DRMO. This needs to be updated when you have any major changes in your information.
This document needs to be down loaded, signed by the agency head. Only the signature page needs to be faxed or sent back to the MN-LESO Officer.
Once enrolled in the program, registered law enforcement agencies (LEA) may begin to review and obtain surplus DoD property.
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Participants should contact the State LESO Coordinator for information on how to register for equipment screening:
If the property request is approved, LESO will complete the transfer document, DD Form 1348-1A and send it to the DRMO. Once the DRMO receives the DD Form 1348-1A, they will contact the requesting LEA. The LEA will arrange to pick up or have the items shipped (the DRMO will not ship COD, they do prefer to set up a FEDEX or UPS account). The LEA will maintain all documentation until the property is turned in, disposed of, or transferred.
The LEA will fax or send a copy of the signed and legible DD Form 1348-1A to the State MN-LESO Coordinator the following business day after the property is picked up.
For questions regarding MN-LESO contact the program representative at:
EFAX Number: 651-797-1240
MN-LESO email address: firstname.lastname@example.org