Statement: Commission Supports Investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

The Commission has been made aware of California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra's intent to launch an investigation into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). We welcome this important inquiry as a step toward realizing our collective goal of a department that is transparent, accountable and one which operates in a manner consistent with our constitution ...  read more.

Building bridges in community policing

A community policing conference sponsored by the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission brought together community members, academics and law enforcement professionals for a day of discussion on community policing and redefining public safety in the County.
(L.A. County Newsroom, November 25, 2019)


Commission Meeting - Save the Date!

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

The agenda and login details will be posted when available

You can watch the January 21 Commission meeting video and view written public comment. 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


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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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.

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.


Understanding the Role of Subgroups in the Sheriff’s Department

The County of Los Angeles has commissioned RAND to conduct an independent research study on deputy subgroups within the Sheriff’s Department. The study was commissioned to help the County learn more about how these subgroups are formed, why they exist, and what actions might be taken if it is determined that these groups have a meaningful impact on the Sheriff's Department mission.