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


NACOLE Response to the Surprise Removal of Independent Ombudsman Debbie Unruh

In recent years, and throughout 2017, Texas Juvenile Justice Department Independent Ombudsman Debbie Unruh issued a series of reports that drew widespread attention to significant problems within Texas juvenile lockup.  This included reports of sexual abuse, staff misconduct, and other serious mistreatment of juvenile detainees.  On January 30, 2018, news reports were published indicating that Texas Governor Greg Abbott had removed Ms. Unruh from her position as Independent Ombudsman, without explanation. Read More

NACOLE President Brian Corr Shares Message for the New Year

NACOLE President Brian Corr posted his message for the New Year to members and supporters of the organization. In his message he discusses accountability, resilience, and justice - and his hope to move us towards a trauma-informed approach to oversight. Read More

NACOLE Announces Dates for 2018 Annual Conference

NACOLE is pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual NACOLE Conference will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida September 30th -October 4th and will take place at the Vinoy Renaissance. Please check back in March of 2018 for additional details including the conference schedule and registration information. 



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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 01:00 PM

    2018 NACOLE Webinar Series: What Does an Effective Crisis Intervention Program Look Like?

    Join us Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1:00PM ET, as we welcome CIT practitioners from Tucson, Arizona and Kitsap County, Washington to discuss the elements of a successful crisis intervention program. This program is designed to be relevant to both oversight professionals and members of law enforcement. Topics will include establishing program values and expectations, training strategies, the use of dedicated response teams, police/civilian outreach ("co-responder" programs), and approaches to metrics and measures. Best practices will be shared, along with the lessons learned from building CIT programs.

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    Sgt. Jason WinskySergeant Jason Winsky

    Sergeant Jason Winsky is the supervisor of the Tucson Police Department Mental Health Support Team. The team is dedicated to interacting with the persons in crisis throughout Tucson, Arizona, and Pima County at large and was recognized as a Bureau of Justice Assistance federal learning site in 2018. On a yearly basis, this team interacts with hundreds of separate individuals, directing (or re-directing) them back to treatment. In addition, Sergeant Winsky is the co-facilitator of the Pima County Regional Crisis Intervention Team Training; he has trained more than one thousand peace officers across southern Arizona in CIT. He is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and has certified more than five hundred peace officers across Arizona in this training.

    Kimberly HendricksonKimberly Hendrickson

    Kimberly Hendrickson is the Project Manager for the Behavioral Health Outreach Program in Poulsbo, Washington. She manages a team of behavioral health navigators who partner with police throughout Kitsap County, Washington. Prior to this role, she worked with police in King County to improve outcomes during and after police encounters with individuals with mental illness and she helped create the police embedded navigator program currently operating in Shoreline and Bothell, Washington. She founded a nonprofit organization called Islanders for Collaborative Policing and has taught Political Science at George Washington University, Rhodes College, and Olympic College.