Following three recent community meetings, the Sacramento Police Department continues to seek input from the public on its military equipment use policy via this online survey.
The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and asks people to share their thoughts on the policy, which is reviewed and approved annually by the Sacramento City Council.
California Assembly Bill 481 requires law enforcement agencies to obtain approval of the applicable governing body (such as City Council) by adoption of a military equipment use policy prior to taking certain actions related to the funding, acquisition or use of military equipment as defined by the legislature.
Click here to read SPD’s approved military equipment use policy from 2022.
The Sacramento Police Department, in collaboration with the Sacramento Community Police Review Commission, hosted three community meetings in July to discuss SPD’s military equipment use policy.
The public meetings were held on July 6 at the Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center, July 27 at Hagginwood Community Center and July 29 at Hart Senior Center.
The meetings included opening remarks, a presentation by SPD on military equipment use, a Q&A session, break-out sessions and closing comments.
The Sacramento Community Police Review Commission was established for the purpose of providing recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on bias-free policing and the implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of efforts intended to strengthen community-police relations.
The Sacramento Police Department greatly values community feedback and remains committed to building trust through transparency and collaboration with the community.