National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement

NACOLE is a non-profit organization that works to enhance accountability and transparency in policing and build community trust through civilian oversight. Read More


Request for Proposals to Host the 2018 Annual NACOLE Conference Now Available

NACOLE's Board of Directors invites proposals for its five day Annual Conference to be held in September or October 2018. Although NACOLE produces many opportunities for information exchange and dialogue, the annual conference is the premier event, providing specific, up-to-date training workshops for oversight practitioners, members of government entities concerned with oversight of police departments, community members... Read More

Summer Edition of the NACOLE Review Now Available

The summer edition of the NACOLE Review has just been posted.  In this edition find information about our upcoming Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico and our Keynote Speaker, Roy Austin, Jr., who serves as the Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunities.  Read More

NACOLE Now Seeking Candidates for the 2016-2017 NACOLE Board of Directors

To be eligible, candidates shall have been association members in good standing for one year; they must have attended at least one of the two previous annual conferences; and their membership dues must be current. This year, the membership will elect the President, the Vice-President, and three Board members at the Annual Meeting on September 28, 2016. Read More


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    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 08:30 AM

    St. Louis Regional Meeting

    NACOLE, in partnership with the St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board, is proud to announce the next event in the 2016 Regional Meeting Series. This November, those working in and around civilian oversight of law enforcement will gather to discuss civilian oversight and its importance in building better communication and relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. 

    In addition to the networking opportunities that will take place, national and local experts will come together to discuss the following topics:

    • Overview of civilian oversight of law enforcement in St. Louis and across the country

    • Building bridges between law enforcement and communities

    • De-escalation of force policies

    • Bias-based policing

    • Effective communication with law enforcement

    NACOLE Regional Events allow those working in, for, and around civilian oversight to gain knowledge and the opportunity to establish additional connections with those doing similar work in the area of police accountability.


    There is no cost to attend this event, however seating is limited.  Please note that registration for this event will close Tuesday, November 8th.