Implementation of Recommendations: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Acquisition
Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group, October 2015
In May 2015, a Federal inter‐agency Working Group, established by Executive Order 13688 and co‐chaired by the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense with members from several other Federal agencies, delivered a report to the President entitled, "Recommendations Pursuant to Executive Order 13688: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition." The report, among other things, established consistent federal government‐wide controlled and prohibited equipment lists, harmonized procedures across federal agencies governing the provision of controlled equipment to law enforcement agencies (LEAs), and established policy and training requirements for LEAs that acquire controlled equipment from the federal government. This implementation update describes the progress made on significant issues and policy decisions related to the report. Federal agencies should ensure that applicants for controlled equipment are aware of all the requirements contained in the report as well as in this update.