Public Safety

CLERB Appoints New Executive Officer

Julio Estrada has been appointed to serve as executive officer of the County of San Diego Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board, the board’s chair announced today.

Estrada has over 20 years’ experience in public safety and is a specialist in death investigations. He comes to CLERB from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, where he served as a supervising medical examiner investigator. Prior to that, he served as a special investigator with CLERB for two years.

Estrada is a medical doctor, receiving his training from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. In his new capacity as CLERB’s executive officer, he will draw from a seasoned career responding to citizen inquiries, exercising leadership and conducting thorough investigations.

CLERB Chair Kim Thoa Hoang said that the board was impressed with Mr. Estrada’s outstanding investigative experience and leadership skills, his proven track record of public service in San Diego County and sheer determination to effect positive change, as well as his strong desire to reinforce the public trust in the board’s mission.

CLERB was established in 1990 by San Diego County voters to serve as an independent, citizen review panel to investigate complaints against San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies and Probation officers. CLERB also investigates the death of any person arising out of, or in connection with, the activities of these sworn officers regardless if a complaint has been made. The board is comprised of eleven volunteers who are supported by five County employees.