Inspector General (0961) Sheriff’s Office of Inspector General

Office of the Inspector General

The Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board (“Board”) is seeking a highly qualified individual to become the first Inspector
General (IG) of the newly established Sheriff’s Department Office of Inspector General (“Department”). The Inspector
General will operate independently of the Sheriff’s Office, and will be responsible for establishing the operations of the
Department, conducting investigations of complaints, and overseeing compliance with internal policies and procedures
and ensuring that they align with research-based best practices and relevant laws, particularly those related to
constitutional policing and custodial practices.

San Francisco is Northern California’s commercial, financial, and cultural center. The city is the 17th most populous
city in the United States and the 4th most populous in California. San Francisco is one of the most dynamic cities in
the world, enriched by diverse communities, cultural attractions and natural beauty etched by the Pacific Ocean,
San Francisco Bay, and hilly terrain.

San Francisco is a city rich with diverse neighborhoods, including the oldest and largest Chinatown in North America,
the Castro that gave rise to the gay rights movement and the Mission that serves as the cultural hub of the City’s Latinx
community. New mixed-use neighborhoods are growing from reclaimed industrial districts, highlighted by Treasure
Island, Mission Bay, China Basin, and the Hunters Point Shipyard.

Few cities offer the variety of world-class experiences that are possible in San Francisco. The city boasts vibrant arts
and culture, more Michelin starred restaurants than any other destination in the Americas, and professional sports in
nearly every league. A temperate climate makes the City’s 220 parks, beaches and waterfront promenades popular
destinations for locals and visitors. Iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and cable cars
ascending the hills make San Francisco instantly recognizable around the world.

The Sheriff’s Department Office of Inspector General and the Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board were established
by a Charter Amendment passed by the voters of San Francisco in November 2021. Under broad policy direction from
the Board, the Inspector General carries out the mandates of the Department under Charter Section 4.137. These
responsibilities include reviewing and investigating complaints against Sheriff’s Office employees and contractors
and recommending disciplinary action to the Sheriff when their investigation establishes a violation of law or Sheriff’s
Office policy. The Department investigates the death of any individual in custody of the Sheriff’s Office and conducts
audits of Sheriff’s Office operations, including services provided to individuals incarcerated in the jails. The Inspector
General will provide quarterly reports on the results of investigations and audits to the Board.

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