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


Request for Proposals for 2019 Annual Conference Sessions is Now Available

Individuals and organizations are invited to submit workshops panels, and presentation proposals for NACOLE’s 25th Annual Conference, to be held in Detroit, Michigan, from September 22 - 26, 2019. The theme for this year’s conference is Courage, Collaboration, and Community: Continuing the Movement. All proposals and supporting documentation must be received by the Annual Conference Committee by 5:00 p.m. PDT on December 31, 2018.

For more information and to access the electronic submission form, please click HERE.

NACOLE is developing an online, interactive database of oversight agencies.

NACOLE, with funding from the U.S Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office, is developing a web-based, interactive directory of civilian oversight agencies and their various organizational characteristics. Once completed, the directory will allow users to search oversight agencies in the database and filter the list according to various criteria relating to their authority, organization, and resources. NACOLE intends for this application to be a core resource for oversight practitioners and researchers to identify civilian oversight agencies with certain characteristics. Read More

NACOLE President Brian Corr Interviewed on Criminal Injustice Podcast

Last August, NACOLE President Brian Corr had the opportunity to be interviewed by Prof. David Harris of the Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Law for his nationally recognized Criminal (In)justice podcast.  The 45 minute show explores what civilian oversight needs to succeed and looks at reasons reform efforts can sometimes fail.

To access the podcast please click HERE.

Cleveland, Ohio to host last regional training event of the year.  REGISTER NOW

The final event in NACOLE's 2018 Regional Training Series will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on November 30, 2018, at Cleveland State University in the Levin College Atrium.

This training event, co-hosted by NACOLE and the Cleveland Community Police Commission will seek to address many issues important to those interested or working in civilian oversight of law enforcement. In particular, this training will take on the topics of trauma-informed policing; how to engage youth and law enforcement; implicit bias; and what life looks like for a city post-consent decree. Read More




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