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Warehousing & Distribution Division

The Warehousing and Distribution Division consists of two major program areas:

Surplus Property Program

The Surplus Property Program redistributes State, Federal and Department of Defense personal property declared as surplus to authorized governmental, non-profit, educational, and law enforcement agencies; or, if not needed by these organizations, is sold to the general public via internet auction. Redistribution avoids premature disposal and enables acquisition of items by agencies at a cost they can afford.

In our move to be more convenient, efficient, and environmentally friendly, surplus inventory is available for on-line viewing. We offer the convenience of 24-hour browsing, full product information with photographs, and the ease of online review; without the inconvenience of driving to our central warehouse.

The majority of surplus property will no longer be transported to our central warehouse in Nashville; but will, instead, be sold from the disposing agency's location. In most cases, larger property, such as vehicles and heavy equipment, will continue to be handled at our central warehouse.

For more information about our programs, online inventory, eligibility requirements, terms and conditions, please visit our program links.

Warehousing and Storage

Warehousing and Storage provides quality, cost effective supply support, warehousing, and distribution services to departments and agencies of Tennessee State Government. Consolidated warehousing and centralized distribution for participating departments and agencies prevents duplicated efforts bringing about costs savings for the State of Tennessee.

Quality, cost effective support is provided to state agencies requiring storage space and/or distribution services; as well as supply support. The Division warehouses and distributes over 950 printed items from our 42,000 square foot facility. These items are utilized by 54 state agencies in their daily operations which include the distribution of materials to the public in program areas administered by the Departments of Health, Human Services, Safety, and Revenue, to name a few. High volume items specific to a department or agency are purchased by the agency for storage and distribution through our facility ensuring a constant and sufficient supply of materials, many of a critical nature. Other generic forms utilized by multiple departments or agencies are purchased by our division and distributed as a supply item. Bulk mailing services are provided to agencies with special projects requiring large scale mail outs across the state.

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Program Links

For more information about our programs, online inventory, eligibility requirements,
terms and conditions, please visit our program links.

LESO Program Overview, Agreement and Application

Eligible organizations may participate in this program by paying a fixed fee based on the number of post sworn officers and having a current annual Agreement and Application for Participation on file with the LESO Program Office.

The fee is assessed annually. The current fee schedule is as follows:
1-30 Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $400-
31-60 Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $600-
61-90 Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $800-
91-Above Post Sworn Officers/Deputies $1,000-

Your agency will be responsible for any fees assessed by the Federal Government for acquisition of property in specialty categories such as weapons (shipping/handling, etc.) or for transportation/shipping incurred by requested and approved property.

Your Screening Authorization Letter will allow as many as 8 of the authorized screeners to physically screen for excess DoD property at any of the DLAs worldwide.

A complete list of all Distribution Sites with phone/fax numbers and other information may be found at

Internet screening may be done at

Property requests are approved on a first-come basis.

Weapons, APCs, and Aircraft

The acquisition of Weapons, APCs and Aircraft is done using different procedures than property screened at the DRMOs. Request procedures are defined at the Section 1033 link of the LESO web site Refer to the "Property Search" link to screen and request property.

Use and Disposal

Any DoD excess property received in the past or future must be placed into use within one year of receipt, and the property must remain in use for at least 12 months. You will be required to complete documentation certifying that the property has been put into use. The property is subject at any time for physical inspection by State and Federal LESO offices.

Prior to disposal of any DoD excess property, you must submit a written request to the state coordinator. The written request must include a copy of the 1348 document that you received to acquire the property. When approved, disposal must be done according to state and local laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to the disposal of public property. Property requiring demilitarization must be returned to a Distribution Site through this office or transferred to another Law Enforcement Agency.

There is no charge for this application process. If you have any questions or need assistance in completing your application for participation, please contact Elbert Baker by calling 615/350.3321 or by e-mail at for assistance.

Title VI Implementation Plan
Public Auction Catalogue

Free Surplus Computer Program

Donee Catalog

Surplus Property Program Overview, Eligibility Requirements and Application

The following organizations may be eligible to acquire State and Federal surplus property:
Complete an application for eligibility, noting the terms and condition to acquire surplus property. Send the completed application via mail ONLY to the below address. Applications sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

    State of Tennessee
    Department of General Services
    Warehousing and Distribution Division
    Program Eligibility Office
    6500 Centennial Blvd.
    Nashville, TN 37243-0543
Please ensure that all questions are answered completely and all required supporting documentation is included. Incomplete applications will not be processed, which will cause a delay in your becoming eligible to receive surplus property.

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing your application, contact us by phone at 615/350.3373. We appreciate your interest in the surplus property program.

Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO)

Department of Defense Section 1033 Excess Property Program

The National Defense Authorization Act authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess Department of Defense (DoD) personal property to local law enforcement agencies with special emphasis given to counter-drug and counter-terrorism.

The 1033 program (formerly the 1208 program) allows law enforcement agencies to receive DOD excess property.

The Warehousing and Distribution Division, through an Agreement between the Defense Logistics Agency and the State of Tennessee, has been charged with administration of the program.

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) defines eligible participants for the 1033 Program as government agencies whose primary function is the enforcement of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, and whose compensated law enforcement officers have powers of arrest and apprehension.

All DoD excess property can be used for counter-drug and other law enforcement activities with the exception of the operation of jails.

This applies to all property acquired in the future or any property previously acquired through the DoD 1033 Program.

The program allows up to eight (8) representatives to be eligible to screen military bases for excess DoD property suitable for law enforcement use.

Contact Information and Division Staff

Contact Us

Bill Davis
Stacey Hooper
Surplus Property Program Administrator
Billy Farmer
Internet Auctions
Chris Jones
Surplus Warehouse Manager
Byron Dollar
Administrative Services
Marcos Newsom
Central Stores Accounts
Joel Harris
Federal Surplus Property Manager
Donna Jones
State Surplus Property Manager
Keri Parker
State Surplus Property Coordinator
Elbert Baker
LESO State Coordinator/
Federal Surplus Property
Kristi Wilson
LESO Property Accountability Point of Contact
Kevin Wahl
LESO Registration/
Title VI Representative
6500 Centennial Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37243-0543
Fax: 615/350.3379