Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board Seeks Additional Applicants

The County of San Diego Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board is looking for an additional volunteer member to fill an opening.

CLERB was established in 1990 to investigate citizen complaints against San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies and probation officers.

The vacancy is in Supervisorial District 4 which means volunteers must live in that district. The area covers a central portion of the City of San Diego, including communities from La Jolla to Kearny Mesa, Ocean Beach to parts of downtown, Mid-City and Southeastern San Diego.

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. The County Board of Supervisors appoints CLERB members for three-year terms that are staggered beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30.

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 4.
  • Cannot be a County employee.
  • Cannot be affiliated with the County.
  • 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 May 1.

This is the third vacancy to open on CLERB in recent months. The first two were for Supervisorial District 1 which includes in part, Point Loma, Coronado, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Bonita, San Ysidro and unincorporated areas of the South Bay.

The first vacancy was announced Dec. 16 and closed Jan. 31. A decision is pending on who will fill the position.

Applications are still being accepted for the second vacancy in District 1. The Clerk of the Board reports 12 people have applied for the position. The application period closes  April 2.

The terms for all three vacancies begin July 1.

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