Military Equipment Policy and Ordinance
Military Equipment - Government Code §§§ 7070, 7071, 7072 (Assembly Bill 481)
AB 481 MILITARY EQUIPMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2023
Pursuant to the provisions of AB 481, the City of Soledad adopted Ordinance 743 “Approving Soledad Police Department Policy Manual Policy 706- Military Equipment” on June 15, 2022. Policy 706 identifies all military equipment possessed and subject to use by the Soledad Police Department and provides details on related training and costs. In accordance with Government Code Section 7072, the Soledad Police Department is required to submit an annual military equipment report concerning all equipment identified in its Military Equipment Policy (and any amendments thereto) to the City Council and make the Annual Report available for public review by posting on the City’s website. The Department submitted its Annual Report and the same was accepted by the City Council on June 21, 2023, and a copy of the Report is available using the download below. The City is also required to conduct an engagement meeting with the public to discuss and respond to questions concerning the Annual Report and the Department’s findings on the possession, acquisition or use of military equipment.
THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTICED THAT THE SOLEDAD POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL CONDUCT ITS PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT MEETING DURING THE COURSE OF THE REGULAR SOLEDAD CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON JULY 19, 2023, AT 6:00, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 248 MAIN STREET, SOLEDAD, CA 93960
(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).
Last modified: June 22, 2023