IOLERO - Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
In 2020 county voters overwhelmingly approved Measure P which granted IOLERO greater authority and disciplinary powers in internal affairs investigations as well as a bigger budget. After months of negotiations Sonoma County and two law enforcement unions have reached an agreement that clears the way for voter-backed expansion of civilian oversight of the Sheriff’s Office. The agreement appears to provide for stronger public oversight of the Sheriff’s Office which was the goal of Measure P. Daniel Evans, president of the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association welcomed the agreement.
“The agreement strikes the right balance between increased transparency and oversight and fair and consistent investigatory procedures for the affected Correctional Deputies, Sergeants and Dispatchers.”