AB-481 Military Equipment Use Policy
2022 Burlingame Police Department Military Equipment Policy
The Burlingame Police Department does not possess any tactical equipment that it has obtained from the military, nor does it possess any equipment that was designed for military use.
Regardless, California Government Code §7071(b) requires that law enforcement agencies submit a proposed Military Equipment Use Policy to their governing body for approval. This is further required by Burlingame City Ordinance.
California Government Code §7070 provides a list of equipment types that are considered to be “military equipment” for purposes of this policy requirement, and this Military Equipment Use Policy includes information for any such equipment types that are possessed by the Burlingame Police Department, or reasonably likely to be deployed in Burlingame by other law enforcement partners.
Chief of Police
*****Assembly Bill 481, signed into law in September 2021, requires all California Police Departments to hold an annual community meeting to provide an update on the Department’s acquisition and use of military equipment. We hope you’ll join us for a discussion on this important topic on Tuesday, April 11th from 6:30-7:30 PM in the STEAM Room at the Burlingame Community Center (850 Burlingame Avenue).*****