The Paris Police Department recently announced its involvement in Presidential Executive Order 14074, which was signed by President Joe Biden on May 25 of this year.
Section 12 of the order seeks to restrict “the transfer or purchase of certain military equipment by law enforcement agencies.”
PPD has received surplus military equipment through the Law Enforcement Support Program for many years. According to the PPD, law enforcement agencies must notify their community of any potential equipment the department may request — if it becomes available.
PPD advised that in the next fiscal year they may request and acquire certain controlled property that they deem necessary under the LESO program.
The list includes the following items:
Weapons, Weapon Modification Kits, Weapon Parts, Training Weapons, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Command & Control Vehicles, Armored Vehicles, Vehicle Parts, Weapon Optics & Lasers, Portable Optics & Lasers, Night Vision Devices, Optics & Sighting Equipment, Tactical Transport Cargo facilities, watercraft, unmanned ground vehicles, wheeled units, tools, special hand-held burglary equipment, decontamination equipment, computer peripherals, camouflage deception equipment, radiotelephone equipment, generators, lighting observation towers, riot gear, kits capabilities, camera kits, heavy equipment and machinery, all terrain vehicles, asphalt/concrete equipment, tractors, trailers, track loaders, dump trucks, compactors, backhoes, wheel loaders and commercial landscape equipment.