Written by Joey Brasil
Through May 1st residents of Supervisorial District 4 can submit applications for a spot on the law enforcement review board in San Diego County.
Kearny Mesa, La Jolla, Ocean Beach, parts of Downtown, Mid-City, and Southeastern San Diego are all parts of the district which makes up a large portion of San Diego County. The Citizen’s Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) was created in 1990 with the intention of investigating complaints made by citizens against sheriff’s deputies and probation officers. There are 11 members on the board and they are all assigned by the Board of Supervisors of San Diego County.
The review board’s purpose is to go through complaints made by citizens and make recommendations on policies and procedures. On top of that, the board investigates deaths that can be traced to sheriff’s deputies and probation officers.
As it is a volunteer position, the applicant cannot be an employee or affiliated with the county. Also, the person cannot be a sworn law enforcement officer.
Being a registered voter in San Diego County is required in order to submit an application for the CLERB. Additionally, it is recommended to attend a meeting of the panel before applying for the open position. The board reconvenes for a meeting, which will be held virtually, at 5 p.m. on April 13th.
May 1st is the deadline for applications.
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