Legal Authority for the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO)

IOLERO was established by the Board of Supervisors through Ordinance No. 6174 in 2016. 

Download Ordinance 6174 governing IOLERO

Through Ordinance No. 6174, IOLERO is authorized to:

  1. Provide objective and independent review of complaints against the Sheriff’s Office 
  2. Receive citizen complaints against the Sheriff’s Office and forward them to the Sheriff’s Office for review
  3. Advise if an investigation appears incomplete and propose further investigation 
  4. Propose policy and training recommendations to the Sheriff’s Office based on the complaints
  5. Increase transparency of law enforcement operations 
  6. Conduct outreach to the community 
  7. Produce a public report about the complaints and recommendations on a summary level. 

IOLERO is not authorized to:

  1. Change the decisions made by the Sheriff’s Office
  2. Decide policies for the Sheriff’s Office
  3. Impose discipline on any Sheriff employee for any reason
  4. Conduct its own investigations
  5. Interfere with the performance of the Sheriff’s Office
  6. Compel by subpoena the production of any document or witness related to a Sheriff’s Office investigation. 

Contact Information

Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

County of Sonoma

Contact us by Phone
Address
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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