Notice: DPS Participation in Texas Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) Program

December 13, 2022

Several divisions of the Texas Department of Public Safety, including the Executive Protection Bureau, Aircraft Operations, Training Operations and Texas Highway Patrol Divisions, participate in the Texas Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) Program. The LESO Program is part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess Department of Defense (DoD) personal property to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies (LEA) with special emphasis given to counterterrorism activities. This program allows LEAs to receive DoD excess property. Participation in the program also requires LEAs to notify the public and Civilian Governing Body (CGB) and provide an updated comprehensive list of controlled property that the LEAs may potentially request and acquire in the following fiscal year.

The list includes the following items:

  • Weapons (pistols, shotguns, long rifles);
  • Weapon modification kits;
  • Weapon parts;
  • Training Weapons;
  • Aircraft (fixed and rotary);
  • Aircraft parts;
  • Armored vehicles (MRAPs, Peacekeepers, Armored HMMWVs and NTAVs);
  • Vehicle parts;
  • Weapon-mounted optics and lasers;
  • Handheld optics and lasers;
  • Night vision devices (including thermal equipment);
  • Optical and sighting equipment (range finders, boresights, etc.);
  • Tactical cargo vehicles (HMMWV, cargo trucks);
  • Watercraft;
  • Unmanned ground vehicles (all robots);
  • Wheel assemblies;
  • Tools (hand, pneumatic and power);
  • Purpose-built handheld breaching equipment;
  • Decontamination equipment;
  • Computers and peripherals;
  • Camouflage and deception equipment;
  • Radio and telephone equipment;
  • Generators;
  • Lighting and observation towers;
  • Riot gear (helmets, face shields, fixed batons over 2 ft., wearable gear and shields);
  • Capability sets; and
  • Camera sets.