Military Equipment – Government Code §§§ 7070, 7071, 7072 (Assembly Bill 481)

(Posted April 25, 2022)

Information related to Military Equipment Funding, Acquisition and Use Policy is located on this page.

AB 481 requires each law enforcement agency’s governing body to adopt a written military equipment use policy by ordinance in a public forum.  Action to commence this mandate must be initiated by May 1, 2022.  On April 20, 2022, the City Council introduced Soledad Police Department Draft Policy 706 – Military Equipment (including a military equipment inventory).  A copy of the Draft Policy is attached below.  By law, it must be posted on the City’s website for at least thirty (30) days for public review/comment before adoption.

Note: The Soledad Police Department has not obtained, nor does it utilize, any equipment procured from the United States Department of Defense through the Law Enforcement Support Program (also known as the 1028 or 1033 program).

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