Based on investigation reviews, feedback from the community, analysis of agency policies and procedures, and knowledge of national best practices, the OIG made a total of 20 recommendations within the following focus area categories:
- Citizen Complaint Process
- Use of Force
- COVID-19 Jail Protocols
Also available in the report are some of the 2021 OIG focus areas, which include a review of inmate grievance procedures, a review of mental health screening and care of inmates, use of force trends, pursuit policy, litigation review, and implementation of the recently established Community Review Commission
The Office of Inspector General is an independent monitor who provides oversight of investigations of citizen complaints against the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office to ensure they are objective, fair and complete. The OIG informs and advises the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff and the County Executive relative to findings and recommendations.
In addition to the citizen complaint process, the OIG is responsible for examining policies and procedures within the Sheriff’s Office and providing recommendations to ensure those policies and procedures are compliant with national best practices.