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


NACOLE Board of Directors Seek to Fill Board Vacancy

NACOLE Vice-President Kelvyn Anderson has stepped down from the NACOLE Board of Directors, as he has left his position as the director of Philadelphia’s Police Advisory Commission. We are grateful for his years of service to NACOLE over the last 15 years, wish him the best in his new work, and look forward to his continuing involvement in the association.

With his resignation, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Board Member Margo Frasier to fill the remainder of the term of Vice-President. That, in turn, has caused her at-large seat on the Board of Directors to be vacant for the remaining two years and eight months of her 2016-2019 term.

Because of NACOLE’s commitment to transparency and inclusion, the Board is soliciting letters of interest and resumes from interested members for consideration. Read More

Statement of NACOLE President Brian Corr on Immigration and Law Enforcement

Recent events have generated considerable concern and anxiety regarding the role of law enforcement agencies, especially for members of our immigrant communities. The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) believes that treating every person with dignity and justice is essential to supporting and promoting the safety, health, and well-being of all. 

Every individual – regardless of religion, race, immigration or documentation status, or national origin – should feel safe to seek and obtain assistance and protection from law enforcement and should not be subject to discriminatory treatment or harassment, or the fear of such treatment. Law enforcement relies on the trust and cooperation of all persons to promote community safety and provide proactive community policing services to all. The enforcement of the nation’s civil immigration laws is the primary responsibility of the federal government and therefore local, county, and state-level law enforcement should not undertake immigration-related investigations or inquire into the specific immigration status of any person encountered during normal operations. Read More


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    Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM through September 14, 2017
    The Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, WA

    2017 Annual Conference

    NACOLE is hard at work planning the 23rd Annual Conference of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Please check back with us this winter for additional information regarding content, daily schedules, and accomodations. In the meantime, if you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal for the 2017 Annual Conference or learning more about the process, please click HERE.