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.