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Our Mission

The Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) represents the interests of the public in its efforts to hold the King County Sheriff’s Office accountable for providing fair and just police services. Through its independent review, OLEO seeks to instill confidence and public trust in the integrity of Sheriff’s Office operations and in the effectiveness and professionalism of its employees. OLEO conducts outreach to the communities the Sheriff’s Office serves and provides oversight and recommendations through reviews and investigations of misconduct complaints and systemic issues. OLEO issues public reports and makes recommendations on policies and practices to the Sheriff’s Office.

Who We Serve

OLEO’s jurisdiction is composed of all the places served by the Sheriff’s Office, including services in unincorporated areas of King County, King County airport, Metro, Sound Transit, and the partnering contract cities of:

  • Beaux Arts
  • Burien
  • Covington
  • Kenmore
  • Maple Valley
  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
  • Newcastle
  • North Bend
  • Sammamish
  • SeaTac
  • Shoreline
  • Skykomish
  • Woodinville

OLEO serves all people who live or work in these areas, or use public transportation.

Map of Unincorporated King County

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KCSO Precincts & Contract Cities

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