Open Access

Open Access

Overview

The Grass Valley Police Department is committed to fostering public trust through transparency.  The Grass Valley Community has an undeniable interest in being informed about how their police department conducts its business.  To that end, we strive to provide the most accurate information available in a timely fashion, especially when officers use lethal force or where the use of force by the police results in the death or serious injury of a civilian.

The California Public Records Act, generally requires each state and local agency to make its public records available for inspection by a member of the public, unless the public record is specifically exempted from disclosure. The act further requires every state and local agency to duplicate disclosable public records, either on paper or in an electronic format, if so requested by a member of the public and he or she has paid certain costs of the duplication.

Overview

SB 978

Commencing January 1, 2020, local law enforcement agencies are required to conspicuously post our policies, procedures and training material on our website that would otherwise be available to the public if a public information request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Source: Senate Bill 978).

Overview

Critical Incident Release

Grass Valley Police Department will provide releases concerning the following types of incidents:

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates – CA Executive Order to Stay Home
Grass Valley Public Counter Closure

Commands