Executive Order 13688: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition [open pdf - 194KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13688: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition
"For decades, the Federal Government has provided equipment to State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies (LEAs) through excess equipment transfers (including GSA donations), asset forfeiture programs, and Federal grants. These programs have assisted LEAs as they carry out their critical missions to keep the American people safe. The equipment acquired by LEAs through these programs includes administrative equipment, such as office furniture and computers. But it also includes military and military-styled equipment, firearms, and tactical vehicles provided by the Federal Government, including property covered under 22 CFR [Code of Federal Regulations] part 121 and 15 CFR part 774 (collectively, ''controlled equipment''). The Federal Government must ensure that careful attention is paid to standardizing procedures governing its provision of controlled equipment and funds for controlled equipment to LEAs. Moreover, more must be done to ensure that LEAs have proper training regarding the appropriate use of controlled equipment, including training on the protection of civil rights and civil liberties, and are aware of their obligations under Federal nondiscrimination laws when accepting such equipment. To this end, executive departments and agencies (agencies) must better coordinate their efforts to operate and oversee these programs."
Executive Order 13688; EO 13688
Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR