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Approved: Board of Supervisors August 23, 2003
Authority: County Administrator
Resolution: 03-1000
Revised Date: July 27, 2004

Read Next: Section II,1: Policy, Employee Responsibilities

I. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to define the responsibilities and rules for the use of County vehicles and equipment, and privately owned vehicles used for County business. This policy applies to County officers, employees, and other authorized individuals as specified in this policy. This policy supercedes all previous County vehicle policies and resolutions of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors related to these topics.

An exception to this policy shall be made for the Sheriff's Department as a result of its unique law enforcement function. The Sheriff's Department will develop and enforce its own written policy, a current copy of which shall be on file with the Board of Supervisors. This policy shall guide vehicle utilization of employees of the Sheriff's Department and other County employees engaged in law enforcement activities that are under the direction of the Sheriff.