County of San Diego
CITIZENS’ LAW ENFORCEMENT REVIEW BOARD
555 W BEECH STREET, SUITE 220, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-2938
TELEPHONE: (619) 238-6776 FAX: (619) 238-6775
Please read this page and the instructions on the forms that follow
carefully before completing them.
In order for the Review Board to open an investigation, a complaint must be signed under penalty of perjury. Please download the Complaint Form, print out, complete, sign and return both the (1) Complaint Form and (2) Request and Agreement form. Please fill in the “Complainant Information” and “Incident Information” sections of the form. If the complaint involves allegations of injury, please complete and return the medical release form(s).
You may upload your signed form(s) below, or mail or fax the completed forms to the above-listed address or facsimile number. You may also scan the documents and email it to email@example.com. If you are unable to complete or print the above-listed forms or prefer to type your complaint, you may email your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org with a mailing address; staff will copy your complaint into the required forms and mail them to you for your review, signature, and return.
The Review Board has jurisdiction over complaints alleging misconduct in the performance of duty by peace officers employed by the Sheriff’s and Probation departments. The Review Board also has jurisdiction over deaths that occur in connection with the actions of these peace officers. The Review Board does not have jurisdiction over non-specific complaints about jail conditions, or over the conduct of civilian employees, such as medical and clerical staff, of the Sheriff’s and Probation departments. All complaints must be received within one year of the incident that gave rise to the complaint, unless the complainant was incarcerated or incapacitated during that year. Additional information about the Review Board is available at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/clerb or upon request.
If you have any questions, please contact us in writing (U.S. mail or email at email@example.com), by phone at (619) 238-6776, or in person at the above-listed address in downtown San Diego.
The Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE COMPLAINT FORM
Please describe, in detail, the event(s) that led to this complaint. Be as clear and specific as possible. If you do not know the name(s) or identification numbers(s) of involved Sheriff’s deputies or Probation officers, provide as much descriptive information as possible. Include the date, time, and location of the event(s). List any witnesses and their contact information. If you need more space, attach additional sheets.
Your statement must be a true and accurate account of the incident to the best of your knowledge, and you must sign and attest to its truthfulness under penalty of perjury. If you have questions or need help, please call the Review Board at (619) 238-6776, or leave a message at that number after hours or on holidays.
In accordance with the County Administrative Code, a copy of every signed complaint received by the Review Board is sent to the Sheriff or Chief Probation Officer. Investigative materials are confidential and are not disclosed to the public, including complainants, unless compelled by court order pursuant to California law.
Staff strives to complete every investigation within one year of
receipt of a signed complaint; death and complex investigations may
take longer to complete. Because the investigative process can take
several months, please notify the Review Board of any changes in your
contact information. Failure to maintain contact information or
failure to cooperate in the investigation will result in a
recommendation to the Review Board for Summary Dismissal. You will be
notified in writing of the date the Review Board will consider your
complaint in closed session and its decision.
If you need help or have additional questions, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (619) 238-6776, or in person at the address below.
CITIZENS’ LAW ENFORCEMENT REVIEW BOARD
555 W BEECH STREET, SUITE 220,
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-2938