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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Civilian Oversight 101 to be Presented October 14, 2020

With the increased interest in civilian oversight and cities across the country looking to implement civilian oversight, NACOLE has put together a program to share information on civilian oversight of law enforcement.  This training will be conducted live and audience members will have th eopportunity to ask questions of our presenters. For more information and to register...Read More

2020 NACOLE Webinar Series Continues on October 20, 2020

Join us on October 20, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET, as we welcome members of two civilian oversight agencies, based in Seattle and Washington, D.C., where demonstrations are common, approach protests and handle the complaints that result from them...Read More

Registration for the 2020 NACOLE Virtual Conference is Still Open!

One way in which we can be prepared for the path ahead is to engage in training, learn effective practices, and become aquainted with the innovative work that is happening around the country and the world. NACOLE will be holding the 2020 Annual NACOLE Conference virtually. This year's conference will be presented in the form of 32 webinars between July 20 - September 22, 2020. Read More



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    Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 08:00 AM through December 31, 2020

    2020 Annual NACOLE Conference

    **Although the live sessions of the conference are over you can still purchase access to the recordings through December 31st.  Please note that the recording will only be available for view until this same date.**

    NACOLE believes that policing should be fair and consistent and that independent civilian oversight leads to more effective policing and safer communities. Despite the progress law enforcement oversight agencies across the country have made, much work remains if we hope to achieve lasting and meaningful law enforcement and criminal justice reform. One way in which we can be prepared for the path ahead is to engage in training, learn effective practices, and become aquainted with the innovative work that is happening around the country and the world.

    NACOLE is committed to providing you the content and resources it has delivered for over 25 years. However, the health and well-being of our members, supporters, and communities is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, due to the lingering issues associated with the COVID-19 crisis, we will be holding the 2020 Annual NACOLE Conference virtually. This year's conference will be presented in the form of 32 webinars between July 20 - September 22, 2020.  Up to four webinars will be presented each week and will fall under one the four tracks presented this year:

    Dot_Green.pngInnovations and Work Impacting Civilian Oversight - Civilian oversight of law enforcement constantly seeks to improve its methods and to seek out techniques used elsewhere. The Innovations and Work Impacting Civilian Oversight Track will provide information to attendees and the expanding base of effective practices and new techniques to take back to their agencies.


    Dot_Orange.pngJail and Prison Oversight - The Jail and Prison Oversight Track will present attendees with a range of topics specific to both the culture of correctional institutions and the oversight of jails, prisons, and lock-ups. Current oversight practitioners and those who are working to create correctional oversight will gain insight into best practices and emerging trends in this expanding field.


    Dot_Yellow.pngOversight and the Broader Community  - At the heart of professional civilian oversight is the premise that community trust in law enforcement is essential to public safety in our communities. This track will explore how oversight professionals can understand and engage the community in order to help law enforcement departments establish trust within the communities they serve. 


    Dot_Blue.pngTraining - The Training Track provides attendees opportunities to understand the various principles and components of civilian oversight and to hone the technical skills used every day by those in oversight. Each session will present information that will be useful to those new to oversight and more experienced practitioners.


    Attendees will have the opportunity to register for all 32 sessions as a package or to register for sessions individually. Please note that each viewer must register separately. All sessions will be recorded. Those who register for the full package will have access to all 32 recordings.  Those who register for individual sessions will have access to those specific sessions. Registration information and a full conference schedule can be found through the links below.

    2020 Annual Conference Registration2020 Annual Conference Schedule

    There are a limited number of seats available for this event.  Please note that each viewer MUST register separately. All registrants will recieve a link directly form our webinar platform provider, GoToWebinar, that will allow them to connect on the days of the event. If you are a participant in our Certified Practitioner of Oversight program, please note that all webinars will be worth 1.5 credit hours.  In order for this year's virtual conference to count towards the conference attendance requirement, particpants will have to attend a minimum of 18 sessions.  Attendance will be be verified through webinar backend reports.  Particpants who are not on our registration list and on the backend webinar attendance reports will not receive CPO credit. If you register for a conference session and are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be provided. Participants must still appear on our registration list and will be asked to certify that they have watched the video in its entirety before receiving CPO credit for the session.

    Because recordings of the session will be available to registrants, no refund  requests will be honored for this event.


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