On September 30, 2021, Assembly Bill No. 481 was signed into law, requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt a military equipment use policy, as well as submit an annual military equipment report to its governing body.
Pursuant to AB 481, the San Mateo Police Department prepared a Military Equipment Policy which was adopted by the City Council on May 2, 2022. AB 481 requires the submission of an annual military equipment report to the governing body which details information about equipment used in the preceding calendar year, and requires each annual report be published on the website for as long as the equipment is available for use. The annual military equipment reports are below.