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

Virtual Conferences

Reducing Recidivism

Monday, June 12 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Join the virtual conference to learn about incarcerated people’s transition out of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) jails. Once someone has served their time, the case is dropped, or bail has posted, they are released from the jail. But, then what? These panelists will discuss efforts to ensure that people who are exiting jail are provided with warm handoffs to connect them to services they need.

This session will focus on transitional services for reintroduction into the community, including connections to services for housing, food, health coverage, transportation and job training and opportunities. Please complete the form to submit written public comments online.

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Apply to become a Commissioner.

Review the role, qualifications and requirements and submit your application to become a Civilian Oversight Commissioner! Applicants are encouraged to apply by June 15, 2023, for first consideration, and this recruitment will close on June 30, 2023.

Community Meeting on Deputy Gangs

On Saturday, June 24 from 10am - noon, join the Commission leadership to discuss deputy gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Tell us about your experience with Sheriff's deputies and how you feel about public safety in your community. RSVP to join us at Florence Library 7807 Compton Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90001 or register for Webex. You can submit written comments by completing this form.

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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.

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.

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.