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Joint Service Law Enforcement Vehicle Equipment Standardization

Thursday, March 30, 2017

What is it?

The Joint Service Law Enforcement Vehicle Equipment Standardization (JSLEVES) is a GSA lease option that is projected to save the Army millions. The pre-configured sedan, pickup and SUV packages come factory-direct with the mechanical upgrades and law enforcement equipment necessary for police duty.

Initiated and led by the Installation Management Command Provost Marshal/Force Protection Directorate, JSLEVES is designed to increase efficiencies, reduce redundancies and streamline processes, while improving law enforcement readiness on Army installations.

What has the Army done?

JSLEVES began as an enterprise initiative to standardize vehicle capability requirements across IMCOM and reduce costs of outfitting vehicles for law enforcement use. The procurement process of JSLEVES vehicles found cost savings in making this purchase option available to multiple federal agencies. Now in its first full year of execution, 500 vehicles have been ordered through the JSLEVES initiative.

What continued efforts are planned for the future?

  • The Defense Department has adopted JSLEVES as the new standard for law enforcement vehicle procurement in the continental United States.

  • IMCOM estimates a full fleet of JSLEVES vehicles will save the command $2 million annually, which should occur within four years.

  • As the leader of the initiative, IMCOM Provost Marshal/Force Protection Directorate is working a similar initiative for law enforcement vehicles in U.S. locations.

  • Feedback from the field will continue to refine the contracted design of the vehicles for optimal efficiency and performance.

Why is this important to the Army?

The JSLEVES initiative will improve the readiness of installation law enforcement at U.S. garrisons. Fielding standardized vehicles across U.S. Army installations will help military police and Department of Army Civilian police maintain muscle memory and familiarity with their vehicles.

Delivery of pre-configured, factory direct vehicles saves installations money by decreasing lease overlap, eliminating excess equipment and reducing local contracting and procurement costs. It also eliminates many costs associated with outfitting and stripping vehicles during life cycle replacement, which often leave holes and cause excessive wear to vehicles, resulting in charge-backs to the Army. IMCOM’s target is to reduce charge-backs by $1.2 million in the first year.


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