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"I knew it was going to be a lot of work, it's not a process that's going to be over quickly," King said of the task force.

Buckley was named Juvenile Court Judge of the Year by the California Judges Association in 1995, and earned the Judge Star Award for Excellence in Family Law from the Sonoma County Bar Association in 1998.

While the board of supervisors had asked for a recommendation within 60 days on the most involved goal of the task force, the citizen review board, King said flatly, "It's not going to happen."

The task force will review a wide swath of models used around the state and country to bring citizen oversight into the internal law enforcement process. Once the task force hones in on the models they deem effective, they will have to determine how such an idea could be implemented in Sonoma County.

The task force will also look into whether the Sonoma County Coroner's Office should be separated from the Sheriff's Department to avoid perceived conflicts of interest; consider community policing programs; and provide the board of supervisors with feedback on the community outreach programs conducted by county staff.

King pointed out that any ideas the task force has will be implemented on the county level and affect the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department, not city police forces. "The cities within the county, they're not bound by anything the county puts in place. It's up to each department to buy in, or not," King said. "We are trying to create something that everyone can buy into."

The task force meetings are open to the public. The next meeting takes place Monday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at a location to be determined. Call 565-5368 for more information.

(Contact Emily Charrier at emily.charrier@arguscourier.com)