After a national search, Sharmaine Moseley was appointed as the Executive Director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission in November 2023. Ms. Moseley has more than two decades of expertise managing and leading civilian oversight of law enforcement boards and commissions as well as building relationships with community members.
Ms. Moseley previously served almost nine years at the City of San Diego, first as the Executive Director of the Community Review Board on Police Practices, and then as Interim Executive Director of the newly chaptered Commission on Police Practices and Director of the Office of the Commission on Police Practices. An expert in police oversight and community relations, Ms. Moseley played an influential role as the San Diego Police Department implemented positive changes, such as ensuring motorists are timely informed of the reason for their contact; modifying procedures regarding citizen complaints, officer shootings, and in-custody deaths; and impacting other policies related to internal investigations, pursuits, use of force, money handling, and shooting at moving vehicles.
Ms. Moseley began her career in civilian oversight of law enforcement in Albany, New York where she was actively involved in the development and managing of the Citizens’ Police Review Board for several years. It was here that Ms. Moseley honed her strong leadership skills in the political and governmental areas, which contributed to her ability to help build consensus, promote transparency, and achieve credibility in police oversight within the community. Earlier in her career, Ms. Moseley served for several years as a Legislative Assistant in the New York State Assembly.
An active member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), Ms. Moseley serves on various committees, and she is a Certified Practitioner of Oversight. Ms. Moseley has participated as a guest speaker on numerous discussions relating to law enforcement and the community worldwide, and she continues to provide consultation to many government agencies and stakeholders creating oversight of law enforcement entities.
Ms. Moseley attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, where she earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Africana Studies. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.