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10 U.S. Code § 273 - Training and advising civilian law enforcement officials

The Secretary of Defense may, in accordance with other applicable law, make Department of Defense personnel available—
to train Federal, State, and local civilian law enforcement officials in the operation and maintenance of equipment, including equipment made available under section 372[1] of this title; and
to provide such law enforcement officials with expert advice relevant to the purposes of this chapter.

[1]  See References in Text note below.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

Section 372 of this title, referred to in par. (1), was renumbered section 272 of this title by Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title XII, § 1241(a)(2), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2497.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 273, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 13, related to composition of Standby Reserve and maintenance of inactive status list in Standby Reserve, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title XVI, §§ 1661(a)(2)(A), 1691, Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2979, 3026, effective Dec. 1, 1994. See sections 10151 to 10153 of this title.


2016—Pub. L. 114–328 renumbered section 373 of this title as this section.

1988—Pub. L. 100–456 amended section generally, substituting provisions authorizing Secretary of Defense, in accordance with applicable law, to make Defense Department personnel available for training, etc., for former subsecs. (a) to (c) authorizing Secretary of Defense to assign members of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, etc., for training, etc., briefing sessions by Attorney General, and other functions of Attorney General and Administrator of General Services.

1985—Pub. L. 99–145 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsecs. (b) and (c).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment

Pub. L. 99–145, title XIV, § 1423(b), Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 752, provided that:

“The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on January 1, 1986.”