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Law Enforcement Accountability Subcommittee


This subcommittee is charged with considering and presenting to the Task Force, with input from the community, options regarding potential Law Enforcement Accountability models to be recommended to the County. Additionally, this Subcommittee will review whether the Office of Coroner should be separate from the Office of Sheriff. (Task Force Charter Charge 1 and Charge 3)

The specific activities of this subcommittee may include:

  • Gathering data, research and reports on Law Enforcement Accountability models and strategies, and Office of the Coroner responsibilities and models, including the current status quo approach in Sonoma County;
  • Engaging and educating community stakeholders on Law Enforcement Accountability options and soliciting feedback and recommendations from key stakeholders;
  • Coordinating information sessions and conversations with content experts around Accountability models and other potentially relevant topics (Le. CA state laws, Peace Officers Bill of Rights, etc.);
  • Providing a comprehensive summary of findings on Law Enforcement Accountability models and Office of Coroner models to Task Force members and community, including the powers and duties ascribed in various models. This summary will also consider how accountability to the community is evaluated and measures of effectiveness are assessed;
  • Engaging the Task Force and community in dialogue around the specific recommendations and components that may be developed for the County;
  • Developing specific recommendations for the County regarding the establishments and operation of a specific model, which could include support for continuation of existing model;
  • Presenting draft recommendations to the Task Force and community; and
  • Developing a timeline for completing this work.

      Contact Information

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

      Meeting Calendars

      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