Commission Meeting - Save the Date!

Thursday, March 18 
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The agenda and login details will be posted when availableYou can watch the February 18 Commission meeting video below and view written public comment. 


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.

File a Commendation or Complaint

Virtual Town Hall

Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Use of Force

On Thursday, March 4, 2021, the Commission held a Town Hall on Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Use of Force to hear about residents' experience with deputies & how they feel about public safety in their communities. Speakers included: Lael Rubin, Civilian Oversight Commission Chair & Former Deputy District Attorney; Casimiro U. Tolentino, Civilian Oversight Commission Vice Chair & Former Administrative Law Judge for the State of California; Patti Giggans, Civilian Oversight Commissioner & Executive Director of Peace Over Violence; John Raphling, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch; and V. Jesse Smith, Senior Pastor of The Way Center of Truth, Inc. & founder of Heights of Greatness Leadership Institute. Play the video below or view the Webex recording.



Virtual Conference

Enhancing Accountability: Improving the Law Enforcement Officer Discipline Process

On Thursday, February 25, the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission hosted a virtual conference that brought together community partners, elected officials, law enforcement professionals & members of the public to discuss law enforcement misconduct, discipline & the potential for accountability reform. Play the video below or view the Webex recording.

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.


Confronting COVID-19 

The Civilian Oversight Commission is conducting virtual meetings until further notice. For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in L.A. County click here.

Family Impact Remarks

On January 21, 2021, the Commission approved the procedure to allot time for the families who lost loved ones due to a fatal use of force by the Sheriff’s Department to address the commission. To submit a request, please review the Family Impact Remarks procedure and email your request to cocnotify@coc.lacounty.gov.