Leroy D. Baca is the Sheriff of Los Angeles County. On December 7, 1998, Sheriff Baca was sworn in as Los Angeles County's 30th Sheriff, having been elected by the citizens of Los Angeles County. Sheriff Baca commands the largest Sheriff's Department in the world and supervises more than 13,000 sworn and civilian personnel. Baca created the Region I Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) to provide direct interaction among senior executives from industry and the community with the law enforcement and public safety services in support of homeland security, civil protection, and critical infrastructure protection. Sheriff Baca is the Director of Homeland Security-Mutual Aid for California Region I, which includes the County of Orange. He also developed the Office of Independent Review, comprised of six civil rights attorneys who manage all internal affairs and internal criminal investigations concerning alleged misconduct by Department personnel.