The “Militarization” of Law Enforcement and the Department of Defense’s “1033 Program”

Source: Nathan James, Daniel H. Else, Congressional Research Service (CRS), CRS Insights, IN10138, August 20, 2014

Recent clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, MO, have raised questions about the “militarization” of law enforcement. Such concerns have focused almost exclusively on the expanding role of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. Congress has also turned its attention to the Department of Defense’s (DOD) “1033 Program” and what role it might play in the militarization of law enforcement…
Related:
The “1033 Program,” Department of Defense Support to Law Enforcement
Daniel H. Else, Congressional Research Service (CRS), CRS Report, R43701, August 28, 2014