On January 12, 2016, the Board voted to implement a Civilian Oversight Commission (Commission) with the mission to improve public transparency and accountability with respect to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Commission shall provide robust opportunities for community engagement, ongoing analysis and oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department policies, practices, and procedures, and act as an advisory body to the Sheriff, the Board, and the public.
The Commission shall be comprised of nine members representing the Board, and providing expertise in such areas as custody, community engagement, juvenile justice, and mental health. The Office of Inspector General and its staff will work closely with the Commission and be accountable for investigations. The Executive Director and Commission staff will assist the Commissioners and the Commission’s work in a high level administrative and support role.