Commission Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan Transportation Authority, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

View the agenda online here.

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)


Gaining access to Sheriff's Department data, documents & testimony

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to Continue on the Path of ReformThis motion directs County Counsel, the Inspector General and the Civilian Oversight Commission to recommend options for modifying the Commission and Inspector General ordinances to grant the Commission access to Sheriff’s Department data, documents and direct testimony to fulfill their oversight function. Read more...


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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2nd Annual Community Policing Conference

Redefining Public Safety in L.A. County

Join community members, academics, law enforcement professionals and elected officials for a day of discussion on community policing and redefining public safety. This free public event will be held Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Conference Center in Los Angeles. Registration is required.

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. This study is strictly research related and is not part of any official investigation.