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 Response to the Surprise Removal of Independent Ombudsman Debbie Unruh

In recent years, and throughout 2017, Texas Juvenile Justice Department Independent Ombudsman Debbie Unruh issued a series of reports that drew widespread attention to significant problems within Texas juvenile lockup.  This included reports of sexual abuse, staff misconduct, and other serious mistreatment of juvenile detainees.  On January 30, 2018, news reports were published indicating that Texas Governor Greg Abbott had removed Ms. Unruh from her position as Independent Ombudsman, without explanation. Read More

NACOLE President Brian Corr Shares Message for the New Year

NACOLE President Brian Corr posted his message for the New Year to members and supporters of the organization. In his message he discusses accountability, resilience, and justice - and his hope to move us towards a trauma-informed approach to oversight. Read More

NACOLE Announces Dates for 2018 Annual Conference

NACOLE is pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual NACOLE Conference will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida September 30th -October 4th and will take place at the Vinoy Renaissance. Please check back in February of 2018 for additional detailsincluding the conference schedule and registration information. 



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