AB 481 requires law enforcement agencies to obtain the approval of its governing body to enact a military equipment use policy before purchasing, raising funds for, or acquiring military equipment. The initial policy must be passed via ordinance and renewed by a vote of the Council each year. AB 481 provides an expansive definition of "military equipment" that includes many items which law enforcement agencies use, deploy, and obtain on a regular basis. The law enforcement agency is required to return annually to provide an Annual Report to the governing body and the public at large. The agency is also required to host a community engagement session for members of the public to attend.
On May 12, 2022, the City Council for the City of Citrus Heights adopted Ordinance 2022-005 adopting a Military Equipment Use Policy, governing law enforcement’s use of items that are deemed “military equipment” under AB 481. Since then, the Citrus Heights Police Department (CHPD) has successfully maintained military equipment in accordance with the policy. This Annual Report provides the summary required by Government Code section 7072(a) .The CHPD will host a community engagement session on Monday, May 22, 2023, at 5:00 PM. Please click here for additional information on the upcoming Town Hall Meeting.
Please click on the below link to review the AB 481 – 2022 Annual Report.