Sheriff's Oversight Committee


Recent legislation, commonly referred to as Assembly Bill 1185 (AB 1185) and effective January 2021, authorizes the County to create a sheriff oversight board and an office of inspector general, and grants the bodies subpoena power enforceable by court action. The bill was created to provide oversight and increased accountability for sheriffs across the state.

This legislation, in conjunction with a recent leadership change at the Marin County Sheriff’s Office (Sheriff’s Office), presents a unique opportunity to receive community feedback to continuously improve the Sheriff’s Office operations.

The County of Marin and the Board of Supervisors will establish an independent community oversight structure for the Sheriff’s Office, with the goal of cultivating trust, transparency and accountability. A community engagement process will take place through December 2022 to gather community input on a meaningful framework and structure for this independent body, which will be known as the AB 1185 Sheriff’s Oversight Committee.

Community Engagement

The County of Marin is hosting three virtual community conversations and conducting a survey to collect input on your lived experiences with law enforcement, priorities for oversight, and strategies to enhance law enforcement accountability. We want to hear from you!

Community Conversations

Sheriff's Oversight Committee We want to hear from you! 

Join us for a community conversation to share your ideas and priorities for Sheriff’s oversight in Marin County! Check out our multilingual flyer to learn more.

This initial set of meetings will be conducted via videoconference. Each meeting will have the same agenda.

  • Tuesday, 11/1, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, 11/3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, 11/5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the community conversation with the Zoom link below:
Meeting ID: 834 1740 6727
Passcode: 244869

Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese interpretation will be provided. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in a County program, service, or activity, requests may be made by calling (415) 473-3149 (Voice), Dial 711 for CA Relay, or by email at least five business days in advance of the event. We will do our best to fulfill requests received with less than five business days’ notice.


The survey will be available shortly in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese. Please check back for updates.

Community Outreach Working Group

In September 2022, 15 individuals were selected to join the Community Outreach Working Group. They were selected based on criteria including lived or professional experience related to justice, police oversight, law, community organizing, research, finance, and other relevant areas; as well as with consideration to creating a work group that is diverse, inclusive, and representative of the community.

The Community Outreach Working Group will assist with promoting the community engagement process among constituents; conducting outreach; and providing feedback on draft products and framework options.