Working to facilitate public transparency and accountability with respect to the Sheriff’s Department.


The Commission's Technology Ad Hoc Committee is reviewing the Sheriff's Department’s policy on the use of tasers and is asking for public input on LASD's use of tasers. Learn more and submit your public comment by March 30, 2023.

Provide comments in Spanish: Comentarios Públicos Sobre el Uso de Tasers por Parte de LASD

Deputy Gangs Report & Recommendations

The Commission held its 8th Special Hearing on Deputy Gangs to discuss the Special Counsel's Deputy Gangs highly anticipated report. The report, written by special counsel, Bert Diexler, provides a history of deputy gangs in the Sheriff's Department and identifies the gangs currently in the Department. The report also lists the obstacles to eliminating deputy gangs and confirms that eliminating gangs is constitutionally permissible. Finally, the report makes a total of 27 recommendations for the Sheriff to adopt.

News Release: Civilian Oversight Panel Adopts Recommendations to Eradicate Deputy Gangs

Commission's Motion: Adopt Special Counsel's Report & Recommendations to Eradicate Deputy Gangs

Board of Supervisor's Motion: Support for the Commission’s Recommendations to Eradicate Deputy Gangs

Accepting applications...

The Commission is seeking to fill two staff positions. View more details and learn how to apply to the positions of Deputy Executive Officer or Executive Director.


On January, 12, 2016 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to implement a Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission with the mission to improve public transparency and accountability with respect to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.   The Commission is comprised of nine members representing the Board, with four members of the Commission recommended by community and other affiliated groups. The cornerstone of the Commission’s work is community engagement and such engagement is encouraged and valued.  The Office of the Inspector General and its staff will work closely with the Commission and shall be accountable for investigations.

Commendations or complaints concerning the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department will be handled by the Office of the Inspector General. To make a commendation or complaint, please click below.

Civilian Oversight Commission

The Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission is authorized by Chapter 3.79 of the Los Angeles County Code. The purpose of the Commission is to improve public transparency and accountability with respect to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, by providing robust opportunities for community engagement, ongoing analysis and oversight of the department's policies, practices, procedures, and advice to the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff's Department and the public.

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Family Impact Remarks

At each Commission meeting, there is allotted time for the families who have lost loved ones due to a fatal use of force by the Sheriff’s Department to speak. To submit a request, please review the Family Impact Remarks procedure and email cocnotify@coc.lacounty.gov.

Reporting Hate To 211 LA County

Reporting is the first step to stop hate. By understanding how and where hate is occurring, our communities can respond with appropriate resources and support. It is essential to report a hate incident, which includes any act of verbal or physical aggression, refusal of service, bullying, or intimidation of any kind that is motivated by hostile prejudice. Learn more and submit a report.