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August 4, 2022 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

John Alden named as director of Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

John Alden, a veteran oversight practitioner with more than 13 years of experience leading and managing civilian oversight agencies, has been named director of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO). Alden was selected after a successful nationwide recruitment and extensive selection process. Read full story


June 23, 2022 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

County of Sonoma, labor groups reach agreement on law enforcement oversight measures

The County of Sonoma and two labor groups representing county law enforcement employees, the Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA) and Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association (SCLEA), announced the finalization of an agreement Thursday to strengthen law enforcement oversight in the county. Read full story


February 18, 2022 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

Community feedback solicited for IOLERO Director recruitment process

In March, Sonoma County will launch a nationwide recruitment to select the next director of the county’s Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO). Before the search begins, county officials want to allow the public the opportunity to provide input that will help frame the recruitment process. Read full story


January 20, 2022 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

Garrick Byers appointed as Interim Director for the county’s Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

County Administrator Sheryl Bratton announced that Garrick Byers will be appointed to serve as Interim Director of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) beginning on January 25. Read full story


November 15, 2018 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

IOLERO Releases Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Annual Report

TheIndependent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) has releasedits second Annual Report summarizing the activities and findings of the Officefor the period August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018. Read full story


March 31, 2017 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

IOLERO Recommends Changes to Sheriff's Policies on Immigration

Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach issues recommendation that the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office further limit its cooperation with federal civil immigration enforcement. Read full story


February 1, 2017 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach Announces Community Engagement Initiative

IOLERO to partner with Sheriff’s Office to bring Community Engagement Circle to Springs area of Sonoma Read full story


October 12, 2016 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

IOLERO Appoints Community Advisory Council

Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) appoints Community Advisory Council (CAC). Read full story


July 26, 2016 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach Fully Operational

The recently established Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach (IOLERO) has announced it is now fully operational, and is launching a robust department website dedicated to providing open information to the community. Read full story