Police Policy Manual

Chico PD CA Policy Manual

The Chico Police Department is a diverse organization comprised of over 140 full-time employees, with an additional 100 police volunteers, including Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Explorers, Chaplains and Interns. It is the collective mission of our department to serve and safeguard our community.



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In October 2018, then Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 978 (SB 978) into law.  Effective January 1, 2020, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and each local law enforcement agency are required to “conspicuously post” on their Internet Web sites “all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures [posted separately as Policy], and education and training materials [posted below] that would otherwise be available to the public” if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (CPRA).[1]


AB 48 – Use of Force

Per Penal Code 13652.1

Commencing January 1, 2022, each law enforcement agency shall, within 60 days of each incident, publish a summary on its internet website of all instances in which a peace officer employed by that agency uses a kinetic energy projectile or chemical agent, as those terms are defined in Section 13652, for crowd control. However, an agency may extend that period for another 30 days if they demonstrate just cause, but in no case longer than 90 days from the time of the incident.


AB 481 – Military Equipment Use Policy

Assembly Bill 481 (“AB 481”) codified in Government Code sections 7070 through 7075, requires a law enforcement agency (“LEA”) to obtain approval from the applicable governing body, via adoption of a Military Equipment Use Policy (the “Policy”) by ordinance (the “Ordinance”), prior to the LEA funding, acquiring, or using military equipment.  

Policy 709 - Military Equipment and Inventory 2022
Policy 709 - Military Equipment and Inventory 2023

Any member of the public can register a question or concern regarding this policy by contacting the Chico Police Department Professional Standards Unit at

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