As part of California Assembly Bill 481, local law enforcement agencies are asked to be transparent in the types and uses of any purchased military-grade equipment for the purpose of public safety. As the City of Santa Rosa drafts its ordinance to comply with the state law, SRPD will be adding any information to this page about its military-grade equipment. Please note that at this time this portion is incomplete and is expected to be updated regularly.
Long Range Acoustic Device
The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is a communication system to relay critical information during situations such as: natural disasters, evacuations, protests, high-risk search or arrests warrants, hostage/barricade situations, search and rescues.