Military Equipment Use Policy (AB 481)

Military Equipment Use Policy (AB 481)

Assembly Bill 481 - Military Equipment Funding, Acquisition and Use Policy

On September 30, 2021, California Assembly Bill 481 (AB 481) was signed into law. Subsequently, California Government Code Sections 7070, 7071, and 7072 were adopted to codify the requirements set forth in AB 481. AB 481 addresses the funding, acquisition and use of military equipment by police departments. 

The draft of the Inglewood Police Department policy (Lexipol #709) and the draft of equipment applicable to AB 481 for use by the Inglewood Police Department is available here.

 The draft of the Inglewood City Ordinance is available here.

This webpage was created in response to AB 481, Government Code Section 7071, which outlines the process for adoption of the policy by City Ordinance. It requires the draft policy be provided to the governing body and be placed on the Inglewood Police Department website 30-days prior to the public hearing on the ordinance, which is expected to occur on February 28, 2023, during a regularly scheduled City Council meeting. The draft policy and related documents were made available on this site for public review on January 25, 2023, which complies with the requirement.