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

3rd Annual Community Policing Conference

New Date:  Friday, October 27, 2023.

Building Community to Advance Public Safety

Join community members, academics, law enforcement professionals and County Departments for a day of discussion on community policing and building community to advance public safety. This public event will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 9am-4pm at Cal State Los Angeles' Golden Eagle Ballroom, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032.

If you have already registered, your seat will be held on the new date.

Commission Meeting - October 19

Join the upcoming Commission meeting on Thursday, October 19 from 9am to 1pm. RSVP to join in person at St. Anne's Conference Center or register for Webex. Submit written comments by completing this form. The agenda will be published when available.


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.

To make a complaint or commendation, please click below to visit the Office of Inspector General (OIG) website. Commendations or complaints concerning the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department will be referred to the OIG.

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.

Justice Martin Luther King Quote

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.