Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board

Our Mission

To increase public confidence in and accountability of peace officers employed by the Sheriff’s Department or the Probation Department by conducting independent, thorough, timely, and impartial reviews of Complaints of misconduct and deaths and other specified incidents arising out of or in connection with actions of peace officers.

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Our Vision

To ensure the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and San Diego Probation Department provide fair, impartial, and compassionate services with full transparency to the communities they serve and persons under their care.



San Diego County voters established the Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) in 1990 to independently and impartially investigate complaints against San Diego County Sheriff's deputies and probation officers. The Review Board is composed of eleven volunteers from the County's five Supervisory Districts. Members are not affiliated with the Sheriff's Department, Probation Department, or the County of San Diego. Review Board members are nominated by the County's Chief Administrative Officer and appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Review Board is currently supported by nine County employees: six investigators, an administrative analyst, an administrative secretary, and an Executive Officer.

Board Members

CLERB consists of eleven (11) members, of which nine (9) are currently seated.  Meet our Board members.

Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board

CLERB meetings are scheduled on the Second or the Third Tuesday of each month


If you would like to speak in our monthly meeting, please complete the CLERB online Request to Speak Form.

We speak your language; if you need language assistance, please submit your inquiry to CLERB 10 business days before the requested service date. 


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Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board

1600 Pacific Hwy, Suite 251

San Diego, CA 92101


Phone: (619) 238-6776

Fax: 1(619) 894-8310