More than 17,000 local agencies across the country have taken advantage of the Defense Department’s equipment giveaways. California police accumulated more equipment in 2011 than any other year in the program’s two-decade history. Search below by county for law enforcement and fire departments in California. Dollar figures are the value assigned by the Department of Defense. In some cases, certain information like the data of transfer for helicopters was not available, but more detailed item descriptions are available in the bottom chart.
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