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 Announces Call for Nominations for 2017 Awards

The Board of Directors of NACOLE hereby invites nominations for the NACOLE Flame Award and the NACOLE Achievement in Oversight / Contribution to Oversight Award.  These awards formally recognize and honor those persons and organizations who have made significant contributions to police reform and the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement.  Award nominations may be submitted by any NACOLE member and must be received by June 1, 2017. Read More

NACOLE Releases 2015-2016 Annual Report

NACOLE is pleased to present NACOLE’s Annual Report for September 2015 through October 2016. This report describes the organization’s work – carried out by the Board of Directors, NACOLE’s committees, the Director of Operations, and the Director of Training and Education – to advance the mission of NACOLE and the work of its members. It also contains the 2016 year-end financial report. Read More


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    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 08:30 AM
    ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety

    2017 Academic Symposium

    Trends in Police Accountability: Intersections Between Research & Practice

    The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and Arizona State Universty (ASU) School of Criminology & Criminal Justice are pleased to announce the next event in NACOLE’s growing academic conference series.

    This one-day symposium will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the A.E. England building located on ASU's downtown Phoenix campus. It will feature the best of contemporary academic research on a variety of subjects of interest to the field of civilian-led accountability, looking beyond the misconduct investigation and review process. More broadly, the goal of the symposium is to set a research agenda for the field, place scholars in conversation with practitioners and funders, and to determine a course for making the best possible use of the wealth of law enforcement data that is publicly available. Select conference papers will be published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management and other venues as appropriate.


    *Please note that in the event you should need to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued minus a $25.00 processing fee.  Refund requests made after June 2, 2017 will not be honored.