PALMDALE – The Civilian Oversight Commission — a panel formed in 2016 to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department — will host a townhall meeting this Saturday in Palmdale, authorities announced.
The meeting will be held from 10 a .m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Legacy Commons Auditorium, located at 930 East Avenue Q-9.
“Come meet Commission leadership to discuss the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Tell us about your experience with sheriff’s deputies and how you feel about public safety in your community,” states a news release announcing the townhall.
According to the news release, the Commission is seeking input from local residents on the following issues:
- Courtesy and professionalism of patrol deputies.
- Law enforcement deputies in schools.
- Deputy gangs or wrongdoings that violate policy or are unlawful.
- Other public safety issues affecting local families and their communities.
Those who wish to attend the meeting in person must RSVP HERE.
Residents may also join the meeting virtually by registering for Webex (here) or tuning into the Facebook Livestream (here). To attend via telephone, call (213) 306-3065 and enter access code: 2596 699 6996 and the numeric meeting password: 262123.
Residents may submit written comments by completing this form. Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 13.
After listening to public feedback at the townhall meeting and conducting research, the Commission will prepare recommendations for the sheriff’s department, the Board of Supervisors, and the public. The Commission aims to provide opportunities for community engagement, ongoing analysis and oversight of the sheriff’s department’s policies, practices, and procedures, according to the news release. For more information on the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, visit https://coc.lacounty.gov/ or call 213-253-5678.
[Information via news release from Los Angeles County.]