Military Equipment Funding, Acquisition, and Use Policy (AB481)

California Assembly Bill 481 requires law enforcement agencies to obtain approval of the applicable governing body (Mayor and City Council), by adoption of a military equipment use policy prior to taking certain actions relating to the funding, acquisition, or use of military equipment as defined by the legislature.

To help guide this process, and create transparency for our community, Mill Valley Police Department established this webpage to provide all required materials including draft policy, current applicable equipment, and full text of the bill.

On May 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm, City of Mill Valley will discuss AB 481 at the Council Meeting. Please visit the City's webpage on City Council Agendas, Minutes & Webcast  for information on how to participate. City Council agendas & staff reports are typically available about 1 - 2 weeks prior to the Council Meeting. *As of May 11, 2022, the up-coming May City Council Meeting has been canceled. The new date with AB 481 on the agenda has been changed to June 6, 2022. 

NOTE: The Mill Valley 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).


Comments and Complaints regarding AB 481 can be emailed or mailed to the Mill Valley Police Department at 

Mill Valley Police Department

1 Hamilton Drive

Mill Valley, CA 94941