Media Release

Oversight panel prioritizes further review of LASD's Internal Administrative Investigations and approves Immigration policy recommendations

Media Release   

Didn't make it to the last Commission meeting? You can listen to the May 21, 2019 meeting audio file.

Building ties between law enforcement and people with mental illness

Members of the Sheriff Department's Mental Health Evaluation Team led a deputy training exercise in de-escalation techniques using virtual-reality scenarios.
The multi-disciplinary teams integrate mental health experts to help smooth encounters with suspects. (L.A. County Newsroom, Mar. 13, 2019)


Civilian Oversight Commission

Join us at the Town Hall in Malibu

Come meet leadership from the Commission and the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's station, and tell us how you feel abouL.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s response to the Woolsey Fire, homelessness, and other public safety issues in your community.

This community meeting will be Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Malibu City Hall Theatre.


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.

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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.