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

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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    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 08:30 AM
    Indianapolis Urban League in Indianapolis, IN

    Indianapolis Regional Meeting

    Moving Forward Together: Civilian Oversight in a Time of Transition

    NACOLE is excited to annouce that the next event in the 2017 Regional Meeting Series will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. On April 28, 2017, those working in and around civilian oversight of law enforcement will gather with local and national experts to discuss civilian oversight, reform efforts, and how we work to move forward in a time of political transition.

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

    • Civilian Oversight in a Time of Transition

    • Outreach to Immigrant & Other Vulnerable Communities

    • The Open Data Initiative and the Importance of Access to and Accuracy of Data
    • What Investigators & Civilian Review Boards Should Know about Investigative Techniques

    • Front-end Accountability and the Importance of Policy Analysis

    In addition, the end of the day will include an opportunity for the overisght practitioners in attendance to meet and discuss the work they are doing, their challenges, and the opportunities ahead.

    Thank you to the Indianapolis Citizen Police Complaint Board and the City of Indianapolis for their generous support of this event.

    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 Wednesday, April 19th.