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To further its mission, NACOLE works to bring together the growing community of civilian oversight practitioners, law enforcement officials, journalists, elected officials, students, community members, and others to meet and exchange information and ideas about issues facing civilian oversight and law enforcement.  In addition to it's annual conference, NACOLE conducts regional training and networking events, and gathers academics and scholars from different fields to discuss and encourage multi-disciplinary work on police oversight, and encourage relationships between civilian oversight practitioners, police professionals, and scholars.

  • Monday, June 12, 2017 at 08:30 AM
    ASU Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety

    2017 Academic Symposium

    Trends in Police Accountability: Intersections Between Research & Practice

    The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and Arizona State Universty (ASU) School of Criminology & Criminal Justice are pleased to announce the next event in NACOLE’s growing academic conference series.

    This one-day symposium will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the A.E. England building located on ASU's downtown Phoenix campus. It will feature the best of contemporary academic research on a variety of subjects of interest to the field of civilian-led accountability, looking beyond the misconduct investigation and review process. More broadly, the goal of the symposium is to set a research agenda for the field, place scholars in conversation with practitioners and funders, and to determine a course for making the best possible use of the wealth of law enforcement data that is publicly available. Select conference papers will be published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management and other venues as appropriate.

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    *Please note that in the event you should need to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued minus a $25.00 processing fee.  Refund requests made after June 2, 2017 will not be honored.

      

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM through September 14, 2017
    The Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, WA

    2017 Annual Conference

    Civilian Oversight in a Changing Landscape

    Increased attention given to incidents of police misconduct has, in turn, given increased attention to civilian oversight and its important role as a necessary component of sustainable reform. This has been demonstrated by the establishment and strengthening of civilian oversight agencies throughout the country, its inclusion in the Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and the overwhelming votes to strengthen civilian oversight in the cities of Denver, Honolulu, New Orleans, Oakland, and San Francisco in the November election.

    Although attention on civilian oversight has increased nationally, those working in, around, and for civilian oversight are navigating a changing landscape. New leadership at the federal level has already questioned the need for and results of police reform efforts over the last several years. Despite the challenges these changes have already made clear, there may be other opportunities for continuing those efforts. With the continuing need for expanding and institutionalizing civilian oversight, it is imperative that we work to identify and make the most of those opportunities.

    Join us this September in Spokane, Washington as NACOLE and the oversight community comes together to discuss the changing landscape, inevitable challenges, and the determination to continue the work to affect real and sustainable reform.  This year's annual conference will feature four tracks:

    • Current and Emerging Issues
    • 21st Century Policing
    • Effectiveness & Impact
    • Correctional Oversight

    Within these four tracks conference attendees will be able to choose from 31 different concurrent and plenary sessions covering topics such as Building Community Trust, Trauma Informed Policing, Mental Health and Segregation in Prisons, Auditing for Accountability, and Evaluating Police Use of Force.  In addition to attending these sessions, you will be with hundreds of others in the ever-growing community of civilian oversight practitioner, community members, law enforcement and correctional officials, journalists, elected officials, students and others working for greater accountability, transparency, and trust. You will be a part of a learning and networking event that will provide inspiration, ideas, and practical knowledge to overcome the challenges ahead and continue the work.

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    The County and City of Spokane, Washington will serve as our hosts and, in the midst of a schedule full of training and the discussion of current and emerging topics, they will share with us their work as a community to rebuild trust between the police and the communities they serve.

    Cancellations & Registration Transfers:

    Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to the NACOLE Director of Training and Education at mcellhiney@nacole.org.  Cancellations made before August 18, 2017 will be refunded, minus a $30 processing fee.  NACOLE will not be able to refund any portion of the registration fee for cancellations made on or after August 18, 2017.  If you need to transfer your registration to another person in your organization rather than cancelling, please contact Cameron McEllhiney at mcellhiney@nacole.org for further assistance. 

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