Law Enforcement Services Section
The main function of Law Enforcement Services Section is to provide excess Department of Defense equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies to use in law enforcement activities.
In addition to distributing excess Department of Defense equipment, this division is the state point of contact for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program, maintains a pool of equipment to loan law enforcement agencies, provides a means for first responding agencies to purchase equipment using Federal government contracts, maintains and delivers follow-on logistics support items to law enforcement agencies during hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, snow storms, man-made disasters, etc., and operates a warehouse for storage and control of Anonymous Sexual Assault Kits and post-conviction DNA evidence for hospitals and law enforcement agencies state-wide.
LESS was created in 1994 to provide a coordinated means for law enforcement agencies to obtain excess property and was authorized by statute as a division of the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety on June 11, 2009.
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