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 policy, current applicable equipment, and full text of the bill.

On June 21st, 2022, Mill Valley City Council adopted Ordinance 1335, adding Chapter 8.80 to the Mill Valley Municipal Code regarding establishment of a Military Equipment Use policy for the Mill Valley Police Department. A link to the report and meeting can be found here. The annual 2022/2023 Military Equipment report is included below:

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