CCPD Statement Military Equipment Funding; on the Agenda for Council April 11

On September 30, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 481 to address the funding, acquisition, and use of military equipment by law enforcement agencies in California. Please note, the Culver City police Department has not obtained, nor does it utilize, any equipment procured from the military, or the United States Department of Defense Law Enforcement Support Program (also known as the 1028 or 1033 program). Assembly Bill 481 has designated certain equipment as “military equipment,” regardless of whether it was procured from the military or not.

This policy will be on the Culver City Council Agenda on April 11th, 2022. For a full list of the Culver City Police Department’s inventory of this military equipment, as defined by AB 481, and to review our draft policy please visit our website at

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  1. While CCPD did not obtain any military equipment for free from the military, they have purchased military equipment from military weapons companies. They have made their inventory of military weapons public. See pages 6-15 of this document:

    CCPP arsenal includes drones, carbine rifles, tear gas, pepperball launchers, projectile launch platforms and associated munitions (which can be beanbags, rubber bullets etc – they do not specify what exactly the associated munitions are). They also have access to a robot and an armored car through mutual aid agreements with neighboring police departments.

    “Military equipment” is defined on pages 2-3, following AB481. It has nothing to do with the provenance of the equipment.

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