How to Participate in the 1033 Program

For all LEAs to qualify for entry into the 1033 program, LEAs must meet all three of these basic criteria:

  1. Is the agency's primary function the enforcement of laws?
  2. Is the agency's officers properly compensated?
  3. Do the agency's officers have the powers of arrest and apprehension?

If all three prerequisites are met, LEAs will need to:

     1.  Submit an Application for Participation.

NOTE: Applications are a standardized form. DLA Disposition Services LESO will only accept the form provided on this website. The form supplied is fillable. It is preferred that the LEA types the application rather than handwriting, to avoid errors. If you must handwrite the form, please use all capital letters and print neatly. For complete instructions: Application for Participation Instruction Sheet

By forwarding the application to LESO, the State Coordinator asserts that the State LEA meets the definition and will abide by all terms of the DLA/State Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The LEA must submit the Application for Participation to the State Coordinator for their approval. Once the State Coordinator has signed the application, they will forward to LESO. If LESO approves the application for participation, the State LEA will then become an active member.

     2. Once LESO validates the application and it is approved, they will generate an Authorization Letter for Property Screening, upon request, and issue the new agency a DODAAC.