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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Registration is NOW OPEN for the 29th Annual NACOLE Conference

The 29th Annual Conference is scheduled to take place November 12-16, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. This year's event will bring together experts from the United States and around the world to discuss ways in which we can assess oversight systems, implement effective practices, and build better oversight. Sessions will focus on the momentum of the last three years, speakers will share information on strengthening the work of police, jail, and prison oversight, and particpants will be able to share innovations in oversight and law enforcement that will push civilian oversight forward in this continued era of reform. Read More

2023 NACOLE Webinar Series Continues

The next event in NACOLE's 2023 Webinar Series will take place on July 13, 2023.  We are excited to welcome Ashley Heiberger to discuss the evolution of the use of force and will address the three primary standards under which force is evaluated, i.e., the criminal, constitutional, and agency administrative standards. It will also examine force concepts and principles being debated across the country. Read More

Join Us for the Jail and Prison Oversight Forum

NACOLE invites you to an online forum for jail and prison oversight practitioners. The first event in the series will occur from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 13, 2023 and will give practitioners and researchers of jail and prison oversight from around the country the opportunity to meet and network with professional colleague. Read More

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



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    Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 01:00 PM

    Digital Video Evidence

    Digital Video Evidence: A Brief Introduction

    On Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, NACOLE will welcome Casey Yunko to discuss best practices for collecting and safeguarding your digital video evidence, prepping it for examination, and common pitfalls and misconceptions.

    Casey Yunko, Subject Matter Expert, Axon Investigate // AXON

    Casey Yunko is a Certified Forensic Video Technician who joined the AXON team with twenty years of experience in video and multimedia. He spent six years as a Criminalist specializing in forensic video examination at the Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. During that time he performed well over 1300 video evidence extractions and examinations for investigations ranging from simple criminal mischief and auto theft to homicide, robbery, and all other major crimes investigations.


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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