Police Policies

Message From the Chief

The Policy Manual (PDF) of the San Bruno Police Department represents the policies and procedures established to guide the operations of this organization.

In order to manage the Police Department, and in consideration of the ever-changing nature of law enforcement, the Chief of Police may authorize exceptions or variances to specific policies where such action does not conflict with legal precedent or mandates.

Please note that due to periodic amendments to a variety of laws (Government Code, CA Penal Code, Business and Professions Code, CA Vehicle Code, etc.) as well workplace practice the following manual is subsequently updated throughout the year as is necessary and/or required by statute.

2022 San Bruno Police Department Military Equipment Use Policy

The San Bruno Police Department does not possess any tactical equipment that it has obtained from the military, nor does it possess any equipment that was designed for military use.  The Draft Policy (PDF)

Regardless, California Government Code §7071(b) requires that law enforcement agencies submit a proposed Military Equipment Use Policy to their governing body for approval. This is further required by San Bruno City Ordinance 2.52. 

California Government Code §7070 provides a list of equipment types that are considered to be “military equipment” for purposes of this policy requirement, and this Military Equipment Use Policy includes information for any such equipment types that are possessed by the San Bruno Police Department, or reasonably likely to be deployed in San Bruno by other law enforcement partners.  

Ryan Johansen
Chief of Police