Awards

NACOLE recognizes contributions to and accomplishments in the field of civilian oversight with two categories of awards:

  • The NACOLE Flame Award, recognizing significant, long-term contributions to the field of police oversight by an individual, an organization, or an agency.
Each year, after the nomination period has opened, members of NACOLE are invited to submit nominations for the NACOLE Flame Award and the NACOLE Achievement in Oversight / Contribution to Oversight Award. 

Nominations can be made by any NACOLE member, and will be evaluated by an awards sub-committee of the NACOLE Training, Education & Standards Committee. Employees of agencies holding organizational memberships may also submit nominations.

Awards will be presented at the NACOLE Sankofa Celebration and Awards Dinner and the 2018 recipients honored on October 3, 2018 during the annual conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Nominations will be evaluated by an awards sub-committee of the NACOLE Training, Education & Standards Committee. 

Information specific to the 2018 nomination process and access to the online nomination form will be available in March of 2018.  Please check back at that time.

 

  • 2018 NACOLE Awards Procedures (COMING SOON)
  • 2019 NACOLE Award Nomination Form (COMING SOON)


The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement has recognized the following individuals for their contributions to the field of civilian oversight with a NACOLE award.  The year and location of the annual conference in which they were recognized are also noted.

FLAME AWARD RECIPIENTS

The Flame Award, the association’s highest honor, recognizes significant long-term contributions to the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement.

L. PIERCE MURPHY  Spokane,WA 2017
CHRISTY E. LOPEZ  Albuquerque, NM 2016
CHARLES D. REYNOLDS  Riverside, CA 2015

JOHN W. MACK  Kansas City, MO 2014

PHILIP K. EURE  Salt Lake City, Utah 2013

MICHAEL GENNACO  San Diego, California 2012

RICHARD ROSENTHAL  New Orleans, Louisiana 2011

AL LACABE  Seattle, Washington 2010

NUALA O’LOAN  San Jose, California 2007

ANTHONY D. ROMERO  San Jose, California 2007

SAMUEL WALKER  Miami, Florida 2005

JANET RENO  Miami, Florida 2005

MERRICK BOBB  Los Angeles, California 2003

 


ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERSIGHT AWARD RECIPIENTS

CONTRIBUTION TO OVERSIGHT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Both the Achievement in Oversight and the Contribution to Oversight Awards recognize a specific, significant accomplishment or contribution to civilian oversight by an individual, an organization, or an agency.

SUSAN HUSTON & THE STAFF OD THE NEW ORLEANS INDEPENDENT POLICE MONITOR  Spokane, WA 2017

DONNA SALAZAR  Spokane, WA 2017

COALITION FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY  Spokane, WA 2017

PETER S. HOLMES  Spokane, WA 2017

NICHOLAS E. MITCHELL & THE STAFF OF THE OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT MONITOR  Albuquerque, NM 2016

SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA & COMMUNITY AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TASKFORCE  Albuquerque, NM 2016

INVISIBLE INSTITUTE  Albuquerque, NM 2016 

TERRY KENNEDY, ANTONIO FRENCH  Riverside, CA 2015

SAMARA MARION  Riverside, CA 2015

BRAD LANDER, JUMAANE WILLIAMS  Kansas City, MO 2014

PATRISSE CULLORS-BRIGNAC  Kansas City, MO 2014

KELLY DAVIS, LIAM DILLON & DAVE MAASS  Kansas City, MO 2014

JOHN DAHLBURG, SALLY KESTIN & JOHN MAINES  Salt Lake City, Utah 2013

CENTER FOR JUSTICE  Salt Lake City, Utah 2013

ANDRÉ MARIN  San Diego, California 2012

TOM JENNINGS, LAURA MAGGI, BRENDAN MCCARTHY & A. C. THOMPSON  San Diego, California 2012

STATE ASSEMBLYMAN MARK LENO  San Jose, California 2007

STATE SENATOR GLORIA ROMERO  San Jose, California 2007

MARK SCHLOSBERG  San Jose, California 2007

JOHN CREW  Denver, Colorado 2001

 


 

ADDITIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

In previous years the Board has chosen to honor Board member for long term and outstanding service to NACOLE.  Although a more formalized process has replaced this practice in recent years, we must not forget the long-term and outstanding service by the following individuals to the NACOLE Board of Directors:

CAROL SCOTT  Seattle, Washington 2010

DONALD CASIMERE  Cincinnati, Ohio 2008

ROBIN LOLAR  San Jose, California 2007

ROSE CEJA-ARAGON  Miami, Florida 2005

SUE L. QUINN  Miami, Florida 2005

TERESA GUERRERO-DALEY  Chicago, Illinois 2004

ROBERT AARONSON  Chicago, Illinois 2004

DENISE DEFOREST  Chicago, Illinois 2004

JOE SANDOVAL  Los Angeles, California 2003

DEDE WILHELM  Los Angeles, California 2003

NACOLE FOUNDERS  Cambridge, Massachusetts 2002