About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) is:

  1. To provide all members of the public with effective and independent review of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office by conducting unbiased and thorough audits of Sheriff’s Office investigations;
  2. Make policy recommendations to improve the performance and responsiveness of the Sheriff’s Office;
  3. Continually engage with members of the public in Sonoma County.


As established by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, IOLERO is charged with a number of duties. Among them are the following:

  • Accept complaints of misconduct against deputies of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office;
  • Review administrative investigations conducted by the Sheriff’s Office for thoroughness, fairness, and timeliness;
  • Develop a mediation process for resolving some complaints;
  • Develop recommendations to improve Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures;
  • Conduct a robust program of community outreach and education;
  • Compile and analyze data on complaints to IOLERO, and analyze data on law enforcement encounters, to identify trends and correlations;
  • Prepare annual reports for the public and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.

Contact Information

Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

County of Sonoma

Contact us by Phone
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Plaza Building A

2300 A County Center Drive

Suite A211

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.462409, -122.725364
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