San Diego Seeks Applications for Citizen’s Law Enforcement Review Board

There’s an open seat on the board that investigates public complaints against San Diego County sheriff’s deputies and probation officers. 

The County of San Diego Citizen’s Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) has a vacancy in District 4, which includes Lemon Grove and La Mesa, parts of the City of San Diego, and unincorporated Casa De Oro-Mount Helix, Rancho San Diego and Spring Valley.

From a county news release:

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 staggered three-year terms 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.

  • 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 first review of applications begins April 21. People who submitted a CLERB application after July 13, 2022, still have their application on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and will be considered for the opening so they do not need to reapply.


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