AB 481- Public Safety Equipment

Assembly Bill 481 was approved by Governor Gavin Newsome in 2021, which adds section 7070 through 7075 of the Government Code. AB 481 requires law enforcement agencies to create a policy and obtain approval from a governing body (Board of Supervisors) to purchase, obtain, and use specified equipment. The following links, documents, and information is provided in compliance with the Government Code.  


Proposed AB 481 Public Safety Policy


Community Meeting

A meeting to address any public concerns or questions related to AB 481 will be held at the Sheriff’s Office. Below are the meeting details:

•   Location:              TBD.

•   Date/Time:           2023 TBD

•   Requirements:     TBD


AB 481 Related Complaint or Concern Process

Complaints or concerns related to the defined equipment in AB 481 can be completed online using the Complaint Form. In the description, be sure to reference “AB 481."