SUBMIT PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST
To maintain the public trust, law enforcement must be transparent and obvious to those seeking to expand their knowledge. We understand and acknowledge the desire of the general public and the constituents we serve, to know how law enforcement agencies operate. To educate and disseminate information efficiently, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office consolidated the majority of files into a single location.
This webpage is your resource to review the materials we are legally mandated to provide. Should you not see what you need, use the link at the top of this page to access our process for making a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request.
Corrections Consent Decree
Use of Force, Officer Involved Shootings, and Other Incidents
Incident reports, crime scene photos, and body-worn camera video as defined by PC §832.7 and §832.8. All of the information on these pages has been reviewed by the Prepublication Review Unit and contains legally mandated redaction.
Policy and Training Materials
Materials relating to current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials that would otherwise be available to the public if a request were made pursuant to the California Public Records Act.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING MATERIALS
Critical Incident Presentations
Military Equipment as Defined
Government Code Title 1, Section 7070 to 7075, requires a law enforcement agency to obtain approval of the applicable governing body, by adoption of a military equipment use policy, and prior to taking certain actions relating to the funding, acquisition, or use of military equipment. The inventory shows military equipment acquired prior to January 1, 2022. The law requires the governing body to annually review the ordinance and an annual military equipment report prepared by the law enforcement agency.
AB 481 POLICY
MILITARY EQUIPMENT INVENTORY
The California Legislature mandates the redaction of public records according to Penal Code §832.7(b)(5). Information contained within these records is often sensitive, confidential, and personal in nature. The law directs the Sheriff’s Office to redact information in the record for the following reasons: Remove personal data; Preserve the anonymity of complainants and witnesses; Protect confidential medical, financial, or other information prohibited by federal law or cause unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Where there is specific, articulable, and particularized reason to believe the disclosure of the information would pose a significant danger to the safety of the peace officer, custodial officer, or any other person. Where, on the facts of the particular case, the public interest served by not disclosing the information clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure of the information.
When audio and video is subject to both Senate Bill 1421 and Assembly Bill 748, the Sheriff’s Office will apply redactions across records consistently.