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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