Public Safety

Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board Accepting Applications

map of District 1

The County of San Diego is now taking applications for the second opening in recent months for the San Diego County Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB).

A qualified applicant is needed to fill a vacancy opening July 1 for Supervisorial District 1. The first vacancy was announced Dec. 16 and closed Jan. 31. A decision is still pending on who will fill the position.

Volunteers for the second vacancy must live in District 1. The area includes, in part, Point Loma, Coronado, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Bonita, San Ysidro and unincorporated areas of the South Bay.

CLERB was established in 1990 to investigate citizen complaints against San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies and probation officers. The 11 members of CLERB include two from each of the five supervisorial districts. The eleventh is chosen at large from any of the five districts. CLERB members serve three-year terms and are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Members cannot be affiliated with the County.

CLERB also investigates deaths in connection with the actions of sworn deputies and probation officers. The review board makes advisory findings on complaints, and recommends policy and procedure changes to the Sheriff, Chief Probation Officer and the Board of Supervisors.


  • Must be a registered voter in San Diego County.
  • Must be a resident of District 1.
  • Cannot be a County employee.
  • Cannot currently hold a position as a sworn law enforcement officer.
  • Serve a three-year term for no more than two consecutive full terms.
  • Should attend one CLERB meeting prior to applying for the vacancy.
  • Must complete a training course within three months of the appointment.

The Clerk of the Board will take applications until April 2.

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact