Dewey Beach brought into focus the sheer amount of surplus that some small police departments have been given in the past five years.

The official count of 2017 LESO participants is 32, but all told 36 received surplus over five years from 2013-2017, since some departments do not request something every year.

For the five years 2013-2017, the 12 top police agencies are Harrington, Laurel, Dewey Beach, the Delaware State Police, Delmar, DNR Parks and Recreation, Selbyville, Georgetown, the New Castle County police, Cheswold, New Castle City police and Wyoming.

Harrington was given 1,128 line items. Some, like cable, would be measured in feet or yards on a single spool. Some other lines had multiples of the same item, like 12 cold weather jackets or 10 first-aid kits.

Surplus received, by line item:

.

.

 

2013-16

2017

 

13-16 Avg

Total

Harrington

983

145

 

246

1128

Laurel

622

273

 

156

895

Dewey

463

43

 

116

506

DSP

382

60

 

96

442

Delmar

245

49

 

61

294

DNR Parks-Rec

197

33

 

49

230

Selbyville

176

52

 

44

228

Georgetown

152

25

 

38

177

NCC PD

122

116

 

31

238

Cheswold

103

2

 

26

105

New Castle City

101

15

 

25

116

Wyoming

80

0

 

20

80

This spreadsheet contains all the equipment that could be sold or given away, for the years 2013-2017. Each list is grouped by NSN, or federal stock number.