The Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center, in Partnership with the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, has published a report assessing the strengths and weaknesses of various models of civilian oversight of law enforcement. The goal of this publication is to provide an overview of civilian oversight models and a discussion of the strengths and challenges of each model. This report draws from available research as well as data collected from 97 police oversight agencies. In addition, is designed to help local policy makers, police executives, and members of the local community explore key issues that can accompany the implementation and sustainability of civilian oversight of law enforcement at the municipal and county levels.
To read a copy of this report in its entirety or the shorter model report, please click one of the links below: