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

Request for Proposals to Host the 2018 Annual NACOLE Conference Now Available

NACOLE's Board of Directors invites proposals for its five day Annual Conference to be held in September or October 2018. Although NACOLE produces many opportunities for information exchange and dialogue, the annual conference is the premier event, providing specific, up-to-date training workshops for oversight practitioners, members of government entities concerned with oversight of police departments, community members... Read More

Summer Edition of the NACOLE Review Now Available

The summer edition of the NACOLE Review has just been posted.  In this edition find information about our upcoming Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico and our Keynote Speaker, Roy Austin, Jr., who serves as the Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunities.  Read More


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    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 08:30 AM

    St. Louis Regional Meeting

    NACOLE, in partnership with the St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board, is proud to announce the next event in the 2016 Regional Meeting Series. This November, those working in and around civilian oversight of law enforcement will gather to discuss civilian oversight and its importance in building better communication and relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. 

    In addition to the networking opportunities that will take place, national and local experts will come together to discuss the following topics:

    • Overview of civilian oversight of law enforcement in St. Louis and across the country

    • Building bridges between law enforcement and communities

    • De-escalation of force policies

    • Bias-based policing

    • Effective communication with law enforcement

    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, November 8th.