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.


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    Friday, February 03, 2017 at 08:30 AM
    Miami City Hall in Miami, FL

    Miami Regional Meeting

    NACOLE, in partnership with the Miami Civilian Investigative Panel, is proud to announce the first event of the 2017 Regional Meeting Series. In February 2017, those working in and around civilian oversight of law enforcement will gather with national experts such as Eric Daigle, Eduardo Diaz, Susan Hutson, and Charles Reynolds to discuss civilian oversight and its role in ensuring sustainable police reforms.

    In addition to the neworking opportunities, attendees will have the opportunity to come together to learn and discuss the following topics:

    • Overview of civilian oversight of law enforcement 

    • Use of force investigations and the importance of policy, practice and oversight

    • Sustainable reform during and after federal oversight of the police

    • Legal and implementation issues regarding body-worn cameras

    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, January 31st