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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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Registration for the 2021 Annual Conference is NOW OPEN!

This year the 27th Annual NACOLE Conference will include two separate components - one virtual and one in-person. The virtual component will include 32 individual webinars that will be presented live with recordings available for viewing to registrants. This component of the conference will take place August – October with no more than one session taking place on any given day. The in-person component will include four days of more in-depth training for those interested in or doing the work of civilian oversight of law enforcement, jails, or prisons. The in-person component will be held December 12-16, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona. Individuals will be able to register for either the virtual component, the in-person component, or both. Read More

Submit Your Application for the NACOLE Annual Conference Scholarship Fund

The mission of the NACOLE Annual Conference Scholarship Fund is to offer financial support to individuals to attend the Annual Conference, expanding the reach of civilian oversight and promoting participation by individuals from a broad spectrum of social, economic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.  The Scholarship Fund supports and strengthens the work of civilian oversight practitioners and communities by providing access to a broad range of oversight information, best practices and professional networks. Read More

Declarations of Candidacy for the 2021 NACOLE Board of Director Elections Now Being Accepted

The 2021 election for officers and members of the NACOLE Board of Directors will take place on October 8, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT following the Annual Membership Meeting which will begin at 1:00pm EDT. This year, the membership will elect the President, Vice-President, and two At-Large Board Members. Those wishing to declare their candidacy must do so no later than September 8, 2021. Election resources and related forms can be found at the bottom of this page. Read More

 

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    Monday, August 16, 2021 at 02:00 PM

    2021 Annual NACOLE Conference

    For the past 26 years, NACOLE has held an annual conference that brings together the ever-growing community of civilian oversight practitioners, community members, law enforcement officials, academics, journalists, elected officials, students, and others to meet and exchange information and ideas about issues facing civilian oversight and law enforcement.

    Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, calls for law enforcement reform and the implementation of enhanced civilian oversight mechanisms have continued in ways that we have not seen since the beginning of our organization in 1995. This year's annual conference will focus on building on this momentum, ensuring that the work for meaningful and sustainable change continues. Experts from the United States and around the world will share information on strengthening the work of police, jail, and prison oversight as well as innovations that will push civilian oversight forward in this era of reform. The schedule will also include information on trauma informed approaches and wellness practices that are so important as we continue the work.

    This year the 27th Annual NACOLE Conference will include two separate components - one virtual and one in-person. The virtual component will include 32 individual webinars that will be presented live with recordings available for viewing to registrants. This component of the conference will take place August – October with no more than one session taking place on any given day. The in-person component will include four days of more in-depth training for those interested in or doing the work of civilian oversight of law enforcement, jails, or prisons. The in-person component will be held December 12-16, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona. Individuals will be able to register for either the virtual component, the in-person component, or both.

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    Additional information regarding the schedule and speakers can be found through the registration link above.  Speaker and session information will be updated as it becomes available and is subject to change without prior notice.

    Please note that registration for virtual events are non-refundable. Registration requests for the in-person event made prior to November 12, 2021 will be honored minus a $100 processing fee.

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