- § 271. Use of information collected during military operations
- § 272. Use of military equipment and facilities
- § 273. Training and advising civilian law enforcement officials
- § 274. Maintenance and operation of equipment
- § 275. Restriction on direct participation by military personnel
- § 276. Support not to affect adversely military preparedness
- § 277. Reimbursement
- § 278. Nonpreemption of other law
- § 279. Assignment of Coast Guard personnel to naval vessels for law enforcement purposes
- § 280. Enhancement of cooperation with civilian law enforcement officials
- § 281. Procurement of equipment by State and local governments through the Department of Defense: equipment for counter-drug, homeland security, and emergency response activities
- § 282. Emergency situations involving weapons of mass destruction
- § 283. Situations involving bombings of places of public use, Government facilities, public transportation systems, and infrastructure facilities
- § 284. Support for counterdrug activities and activities to counter transnational organized crime
The Secretary of Defense may, in accordance with other applicable law, make available any equipment (including associated supplies or spare parts), base facility, or research facility of the Department of Defense to any Federal, State, or local civilian law enforcement official for law enforcement purposes.
The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to ensure that any activity (including the provision of any equipment or facility or the assignment or detail of any personnel) under this chapter does not include or permit direct participation by a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps in a search, seizure, arrest, or other similar activity unless participation in such activity by such member is otherwise authorized by law.
Support (including the provision of any equipment or facility or the assignment or detail of any personnel) may not be provided to any civilian law enforcement official under this chapter if the provision of such support will adversely affect the military preparedness of the United States. The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to ensure that the provision of any such support does not adversely affect the military preparedness of the United States.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the authority of the executive branch in the use of military personnel or equipment for civilian law enforcement purposes beyond that provided by law before December 1, 1981.