Commission Meeting
2018 Conference

Town Halls

Lifting Community Voices

L.A. County residents are invited to a virtual town hall regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Following speaker remarks, local leaders would like to hear about your experience with deputies & how you feel about public safety in your community. Bring your observations, thoughts & suggestions. Join us at the upcoming town hall.

Virtual Town Hall on Community Crime Rates & Public Safety

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
5:30-7:30 pm

We’d like to hear about:

  • Changes in community crime rates & public safety
  • Law enforcement crisis response (policing during protests & activities during the pandemic)
  • Response time & patrolling in neighborhoods, parks & transit
  • Other public safety issues affecting your family & community
  • What is law enforcement doing well?

Tune In:


In addition to a live comments following speaker remarks, community members may submit comments or questions in advance: http://bit.ly/2M0F3an.

Next Steps:

The Commission will collect comments & questions, and the information will be provided to the Sheriff as well as analyzed for further action. After listening to community feedback & conducting research, Commission staff work with ad hoc committees to prepare recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff's Department & the public. As the Commission works to boost transparency & accountability, community input drives the ongoing analysis of the department’s policies, practices & procedures.

If you have any questions about the event, please email cocnotify@coc.lacounty.gov or call (213) 253-5678.

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.