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 Receives Community Policing Development Program Grant Award from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

On October 6, 2016, NACOLE was notified that it had been approved for an award in the estimated amount of $397,723.00 under the 2016 Community Policing Development (CPD) program. CPD funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training, technical assistance, and the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope. The project title for the award is: Civilian Oversight Best Practices and Local Needs Assessment & Decision Making Guide.

Request for Proposals for Presentations, Workshops & Panels at 2017 Annual NACOLE Conference Now Available

NACOLE is seeking proposals for workshops, panels, and presentations for its 23rd Annual Conference, to be held in Spokane, Washington, from September 10-14, 2017. Electronic submission is required for all proposals.  Proposals are to be submitted directly using the online form available HERE... 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.