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


Registration is NOW Open for the 24th Annual NACOLE Conference

Join us September 30th - October 4th in St. Petersburg, Florida as NACOLE and the greater oversight community come together to discuss the continued need to work toward change and the methods by which we can all work to affect real and sustainable reform. This year's conference will feature four tracks: Training for Oversight, Correctional Oversight, Building Public Trust, and Sustainable Reform Efforts. 

Within these four tracks conference attendees will be able to choose from 31 different plenary and concurrent sessions covering topics such as less lethal policies and tactics; sexual harassment; assessing institutional culture; best practices for volunteer review boards; and the anatomy of police-community relations. 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



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    Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 08:30 AM

    Seattle Regional Training

    NACOLE is excited to announce the first event in our 2018 Regional Training Series in Seattle, Washington on June 28, 2018, at the Bertha Knight Landes Room in Seattle’s City Hall.   

    This training event, co-hosted by NACOLE, the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO), the King County Office of the Ombuds, the ACLU of Washington, the Seattle Office of the Inspector General, the Seattle Office of Police Accountability, the Spokane Office of the Police Ombudsman, Seattle Councilmember Lorena González, and several community organizations, seeks 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 policing in sanctuary cities, inquests, reviewing police use-of-force, and how oversight offices can overcome the challenges of outreach. This training is geared toward a variety of audiences including, but not limited to, community members, oversight practitioners, justice system stakeholders, and academics.

    Seattle Regional RegistrationSeattle Regional Schedule (Updated 5/1/2018)

    Lunch will be provided along with a continental breakfast. We also invite all registered attendees to join us for a networking reception that will be held at the end of the day.  This will be an opportunity for attendees to further discuss the topics of the day and learn more about the work being done in King County and around the country.

    Please note that this event is open to all those wishing to attend. The registration fee for this event is $75 and includes training, continental breakfast, and lunch.  We anticipate offering CLE credits, pending approval, for an additional $25 fee.  NACOLE is able to waive the registration fee for those who find it would prohibit their ability to attend and are not seeking CLE credits. Please contact NACOLE's Director of Training and Education, Cameron McEllhiney at info@nacole.org for more information regarding this or other training opportuntiies.

    If you need to cancel your registration, please note that we will not be able to refund any portion of your registration after June 21, 2018.  All refund requests must be made in writing to NACOLE Director of Operations at info@ NACOLE.org and will be issued less a $25 processing fee.

    Nacole is grateful to the following sponsors who have made this event possible:

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