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Jun 8, 2012

Bean Counters Anonymous

Looks like DoD is going to do a inventory of all .mil equip they have passed out to all the Barney Fife's.

via The Blaze
The Defense Department has stopped issuing weapons to thousands of law enforcement agencies until it is satisfied that state officials can account for all the surplus guns, aircraft, Humvees and armored personnel carriers it has given police under a $2.6 billion program, The Associated Press has learned.

The department’s Defense Logistics Agency ordered state-appointed coordinators in 49 states to certify the whereabouts of that equipment that has already been distributed through the long-running arrangement overseen by the agency’s Law Enforcement Support Office. The temporary halt on transferring weapons applies to all states, agency officials said Thursday.

Makes you wonder if the shit was even hand receipted to the departments.
The military decided to conduct a “one-time, clean sweep” of all state inventories instead of reviewing them piecemeal, said Kenneth MacNevin, a spokesman for the federal agency. While some gear, including guns, has been stolen or otherwise gone missing over the years, MacNevin said the reporting requirements themselves aren‘t new and that the review wasn’t prompted by anything specific.

 If they were following the regulations then there should be the yearly inventory submitted.  I bet the adjustment is going to be a real bitch. Lot's of stuff just disappearing.
8–11. Inventory management 
The ACP participant assumes responsibility for the safe handling of weapons and ammunition and for accountability of ammunition. An annual reconciliation of weapons will be initiated by the ICP. A monthly inventory of ammunition will be conducted by Federal ACP and State agency ACP participants; quantities on hand will be reported to the HQ, JMC, ATTN: AFSJM–CDA, Rock Island, IL 61299–6000 (see AR 710–2 and AR 740–26).
 If they HAD conducted yearly inventories, then the records would not be difficult to reproduce or locate as most records and inventories are electronic now days.
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services, for instance, said it would take its staff members at least 500 hours merely to review the records requested by the AP.

In a letter dated May 24, the military notified the state of Florida that it had failed to certify that a “complete (100 percent) physical inventory” of weapons, aircraft, Humvees and armored personnel carriers was completed in 2011

This is for Curtis and Kenny
A report in March by California Watch, which was founded by the Center for Investigative Reporting, found that California police accumulated more equipment during 2011 than any other year in the program’s two-decade history.

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