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A. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, the Police Department may acquire, borrow and/or use defined “military” equipment in exigent circumstances without following the requirements of this code.

B. If the Police Department acquires, borrows, and/or uses defined “military” equipment in exigent circumstances, in accordance with this section, it must take all of the following actions:

1. Provide written notice of that acquisition or use to the City Council within 30 days following the commencement of such exigent circumstance, unless such information is confidential or privileged under local, State or Federal law.

2. If it is anticipated that the use will continue beyond the exigent circumstance, submit a proposed amended Governing Body Specific Equipment Approval Policy to the City Council within 90 days following the borrowing, acquisition and/or use, and receive approval, as applicable, from the City Council.

3. Include the defined “military” equipment in the Police Department’s next annual Governing Body Specific Equipment Approval Report. (Ord. 1139 § 3, 2022)