Urgent Priorities to Further Our Reform Efforts

The field of oversight of law enforcement has grown significantly in the last few years. With it, the needs of practitioners and communities looking to establish civilian oversight have also grown; the current national outcry for police reform has accelerated that growth rapidly. NACOLE is working hard to meet the demand but money is often a limiting factor. With your help, we could increase our capacity for outreach, advocacy, and education. We want to strengthen and expand oversight throughout the country, and give those tasked with doing this challenging and essential work the support and professional development they need to be strong, effective community-change agents. Your donation will directly support NACOLE’s top 3 priorities:

1. Advocacy for civilian oversight

2. Training of oversight professionals

3. Defining and defending oversight with state-of-the-field research and data

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NACOLE Hires Inaugural Executive Director

We are proud to announce that Cameron (Camme) McEllhiney has been selected as the organization’s inaugural Executive Director.  We are confident that under her leadership and passion for the work, the organization’s success and impact in fulfilling its mission and vision will continue to grow and flourish. Read More

NACOLE is Hiring!

NACOLE is looking to grow its staff.  We are currently seeking a highly motivated self-starter and organized individual to provide assistance in the development of virtual administration solutions and partner with NACOLE staff for continued growth of the association. Read More

Statement on the Death of Tyre Nichols

The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) extends its deepest condolences to Tyre Nichols’ heartbroken family and friends. We stand with those across the country who are outraged and horrified by the actions that lead to his death, as we do every time a life is needlessly lost at the hands of law enforcement. It has been encouraging to witness the swift action taken by Memphis Police Department (MPD) Chief Cerelyn Davis Read More

Save the Date for the 29th Annual NACOLE Conference

Planning has already begun for NACOLE's Annual Conference to be held this November in Chicago, Illinois. For it's 29th year, NACOLE will bring together the community of oversight practitioners, law enforcement officials, journalists, elected officials, students, community members, and others dedicated to effective and sustainable civilian oversight of law enforcement. Read More



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    Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 02:00 PM

    Investigator Forum

    NACOLE invites you to our online forum for oversight investigators.  The first event in the series will occur at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 23rd.

    These 1-hour meetups will he held regularly and will be facilitated by NACOLE Board member and veteran oversight investigator Jayson Wechter.  They will be an opportunity for investigators to discuss common issues, share information about training, technology, online tools, and relevant resources. Investigators at agencies around the country will have a chance to meet and network with professional colleagues.

    NACOLE members and employees of agencies holding organizational memberships are invited to participate.

    There is no need to pre-register for these events.  Simply click the link below to join us on March 23, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. EDT:



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

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