Citizens' Committee on Independent Oversight
The Citizens’ Committee on Independent Oversight (CCIO) is an advisory committee to the Office of Law Enforcement of Oversight (OLEO) that provides input and guidance on policies, procedures and practices relating to policing in King County. The committee also advises the King County Sheriff’s Office and the King County Council on matters of equity and social justice related to law enforcement and on systemic problems and opportunities for improvement within the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO).
CCIO members act as liaisons between OLEO and King County's diverse communities. This includes conducting outreach to communities served by KCSO, gathering information about public perceptions and concerns relating to KCSO, and providing the public with information about recourse for alleged police misconduct. This outreach should increase accountability and public understanding of the misconduct and discipline policies, procedures and practices of KCSO and other issues related to OLEO’s responsibilities.
Eleven committee members represent the geographic, ethnic and economic diversity of King County’s unincorporated areas and KCSO’s contract cities and seeks to represent all nine King County Council districts. They are appointed by the county executive.
KCSO’s service area includes unincorporated areas and twelve contract cities, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Sound Transit and Metro Transit, and the King County International Airport. The contract cities are, Beaux Arts, Burien, Carnation, Covington, Kenmore, Maple Valley, Newcastle, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline, Skykomish, and Woodinville.