Sheriff restores internal affairs unit
May 11, 2011
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson is bringing back an internal affairs unit to investigate citizens’ complaints brought against sheriff’s department personnel.
Under former sheriff Pat Hedges, the internal investigation unit was disbanded. Last year there were 25 complaints against sheriff department employees.
Cmdr. Jim Voge will head up the unit which will investigate alleged misconduct by deputies, policy compliance and training requirements of department personnel.
In 2007, the 33 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department retired and moved to Cambria.
Voge will work part time as a non-benefited hourly employee with the rank of commander making from $54.30 to $66 hourly.