Board of Directors & Staff


Los Angeles, California

Brian Buchner has more than eleven years of direct experience working in civilian oversight of law enforcement, during which he has examined police and oversight practices across the nation. In that time, he has reviewed hundreds of sensitive law enforcement investigations, including those that arise Read More

Detroit, Michigan

Ainsley Cromwell has over 15 years of experience investigating complaints of police misconduct. Ainsley works for the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, Office of the Chief Investigator as a Supervising Investigator. In that capacity he has reviewed and investigated various allegations of police misconduct Read More

Williams_crop.jpgKaren Ullery Williams
Kansas City, Missouri

Karen Ullery Williams is a senior legal analyst with the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners’ Office of Community Complaints (the oldest continually operating police oversight agency). Ms. Williams began her career with the Office as a legal analyst in 2001. In this position, Ms. Williams is tasked Read More

Avice.Reid_.Photo_-120x148.jpgAvice Evans Reid
Knoxville, Tennessee

Dr. Avice Evans Reid is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her primary and secondary education in the Knoxville School System, and is a graduate of Knoxville College (B.S. Mathematics) and Covington Theological Seminary with a Master of Ministry and a Doctor of Ministry. She has also earned Read More

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Immediate Past President
Richmond, California

Don Casimere worked for more than 25 years in civilian oversight. He started as a Berkeley police officer in 1972, and worked for 12 years at the Berkeley Police Department, first as an officer and then as a sergeant. Don worked as a senior investigator for the San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints; as Read More

Board Members At-Large

Board Member at Large
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kelvyn Anderson is the Executive Director of Philadelphia’s Police Advisory Commission. He was appointed in January 2013, and has worked for the agency as an investigator and Deputy Director since 2000, specializing in records management, database development, mapping and other web­based tools Read More

Board Member at Large
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Brian Corr has served as Executive Secretary of the Police Review & Advisory Board for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts since September 2010. He began working for the municipal government in April 2008 as executive director of the city's Peace Commission. Before joining the city, Mr. Corr worked as Read More

Board Member at Large
Austin, Texas

Margo Frasier brings over 35 years of experience in criminal justice to the City of Austin’s Office of the Police Monitor. Prior to being appointed Police Monitor, Ms. Frasier consulted with law enforcement and corrections agencies and provided litigation support. From 1997 through 2004, Ms. Frasier served as the Read More

Board Member at Large
Denver, Colorado

Nicholas E. Mitchell is the Independent Monitor of the Denver Police and Sheriff Departments. As Independent Monitor, Nick provides independent civilian oversight of all investigations into the approximately 2,300 sworn police officers and sheriff deputies in the City and County of Denver. He also conducts Read More

Board Member at Large
Dallas, Oregon

Dawn is a licensed attorney highly involved in the area public oversight of law enforcement and public safety. She is a Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA) and an active member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) where she serves as a Board Member. Dawn has Read More

Board Member at Large
San Francisco, California

Mr. Smith has spent his entire professional career in the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement. Experiencing the value of an organization like NACOLE first-hand, he has been a strong supporter through his attendance at 6 annual conferences, his participation on various conference panels, and his status Read More


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Director of Training and Education
Indianapolis, Indiana

Cameron McEllhiney is the Director of Training and Education for NACOLE. As the Director of Training and Education, Ms. McEllhiney plays a leading role in designing, coordinating, delivering, and evaluating the Annual NACOLE Conference along with other local and regional training programs. She also Read More

Director of Operations
Tucson, Arizona

Liana Perez has held the position of Director of Operations for NACOLE since 2014. She assists the President, Board of Directors and Director of Training & Education with the day-to-day operations of the organization. Ms. Perez was formerly the Independent Police Auditor for the City of Tucson Read More