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Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force


The Task Force was created following the tragic shooting death of Andy Lopez by a Sonoma County deputy sheriff to address 4 important issues necessary for community healing through the convening of 21 representative members of the community who will ultimately make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. The Task Force expects their work to conclude no later than March, 2015.

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Upcoming Meeting

Law Enforcement Accountability Subcommittee

March 30, 2015   5:15 PM
Community and Government Affairs Meeting Room
575 Administration Drive, Room 113A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403



The Task Force is charged with:

  1. Reviewing options for a model for an independent citizen review body;
  2. Reviewing and recommending options for community policing to be considered with the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget process;
  3. Reviewing and recommending whether the Office of Coroner should be separately elected from the Office of Sheriff; and
  4. Bringing to the Board of Supervisors any additional feedback from the community on these issues that merits County attention by the end of 2014 and discuss staff generated efforts on these issues. These duties are described more completely in the Community and Local Law Enforcement Charter, approved by the Board of Supervisors December 10, 2013.

Contact Information

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sonoma County Administration Building
575 Administration Drive
Room 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Printable PDF

Presentation to the Board May 13, 2014

Rules of Procedure and Task Force Charter

Rules of Procedure

The purpose of these Rules of Procedure is to foster understanding and respect for the democratic process, facilitate compliance with applicable laws, encourage public participation...

Rules of Procedure

Task Force Charter

The purpose of the Task Force is set forth in the Charter approved by the Board of Supervisors on December 10, 2013.

Background: The Need

First Charge

Second Charge

Third Charge

Fourth Charge

Approach to the Work

Membership and Composition


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