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California Assembly Bill (AB) 481

Assembly Bill AB481

What is AB 481?

California Assembly Bill (AB) 481 requires California law enforcement agencies to obtain approval of a Military Equipment Use Policy by their applicable governing body prior to taking certain actions related to the funding, acquisition, or use of military equipment as defined by the legislature.

The UC Board of Regents is the governing body for the ten UC Police Departments.

Promoting Transparency

To help guide this process and create transparency for our community, the UCLA Police Department established this webpage to provide all required materials including policy, current applicable equipment, full text of the bill, and information on the governing body public meetings.

Military Equipment Policy, Annual Reports, and Board of Regents Approvals


At the September 2022 Regents Meeting, the UC Regents approved the UCLA Police Department's Military Equipment Policy and list of military equipment.

Annually thereafter, the UCLA Police Department is required to submit an annual report to the UC Regents, who will review and vote on whether to renew any ordinance that they have adopted pursuant to AB481 approving the funding, acquisition, or use of military equipment.

Public Input Regarding AB 481

In August 2022, the UCLA Police Department uploaded its draft Military Equipment Use Policy (706), the UC Police Military Equipment Inventory, and the full text of AB 481 on this website 30 days prior to the UC Regents meeting on September 22, 2022.  UCLA PD did not receive any questions or concerns from the public.

The UCLA Police Department's 2023 annual military equipment report listed above was publicly released on this website on August 29, 2023.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 7072(b), a community engagement meeting was required to be held within 30 days of that date.  The community engagement meeting was held via Zoom on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.  UCLA PD did not receive any questions or concerns from the public.

At any time, members of the public can contact the UCLA Police Department at with any questions or concerns about the Department's compliance with AB 481.


The UCLA 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).