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


For Immediate Release: Civilian Oversight Necessary for Meaningful Reform

June 2, 2020 - The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and its members are angry and grieving after yet another senseless, unjustified death of a human being at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve. The death of George Floyd, captured on video, caused by the actions of a seemingly calm, armed, and uniformed officer, now charged with murder, is devastating for all of us, and we must continue to speak up, protest peacefully, and diligently work to end the systemic racism that plagues our criminal justice system – and indeed our entire society. Read More

Forums for the Civilian Oversight Community to be Held June 5, 2020

Join us this coming Friday to check-in, discuss recommendations moving forward, share ways to connect with our communities, and let us know how NACOLE can support you and your communities during this time. Read More

NACOLE President Issues Statement Regarding Killing of George Floyd

As the President of the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, I am angry and grieving this week with many of you who are looking for words and wrestling with emotion.  The killing of George Floyd, a human being, on live video, by a calm, armed and uniformed officer is devastating for all of us.  Read More

NACOLE President Announces Postponement of 2020 Annual Conference

Over the past few weeks, the NACOLE staff and board of directors have been having critical discussions determining how we can best support you and the necessary work of oversight during this unprecedented time. Read More



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