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:

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2. Training of oversight professionals

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Next Event in NACOLE Webinar Series is June 14th

Join us for this webinar on June 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. ET, where we will take a look at Brady and Giglio and therole civilian oversight professionals can play in improving police disclosure procedures and ensuring that defendants get information to which they are entitled. Read More

NACOLE Board Votes to Raise Membership Fees

With increased operational costs and expanded services to jurisdictions across the counrty, the NACOLE Board of Directors recently made the decision to raise the Organziational, Regular, and Associate Membership fees by 25%. The raise will not affect the Student Membership rate. Read More

NACOLE Seeking Training and Technical Assistant Consultants

Over the past several years, NACOLE's work to assist jurisdictions across the United States has increased.  In order to better serve the needs of the civilian oversight community and those wishing to implement civilian oversight, NACOLE is looking to build a pool of qualified consultants to whom NACOLE can sub-contract training and technical assistance work. Read More

Save the Date for the 2022 Annual NACOLE Conference

The 28th Annual Conference of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement will take place September 11-15, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas.  Make sure to save these dates and check back for additional schedule and registration in formation this Spring.



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    Monday, July 11, 2022 at 01:00 PM

    Analyzing Body-worn Camera Video

    Expand Beyond the Camera: Situating Body Worn Cameras (BWC) within Civilian Oversight

    David Makin, Ph.D.Dr. David A. Makin, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology and is the Director of the Complex Social Interactions Lab at Washington State University. In addition to his research, statistical, and disciplinary expertise, he has completed a 40-hour POST certified Crisis Intervention Team training, a 2-year Fellowship at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville and holds several awards including the President’s Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction, President’s Award for Security, and the Exceptional Professor Award for the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU. He has nearly 50 peer-reviewed publications and has received almost $3 million dollars in research funding, including research funded by the National Institute of Justice, National Science Foundation, and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). As a result of engagement with industry he has received $600,000 in technology transfers allowing for solution development to public safety problems. Dr. Makin is an expert in programmatic implementation and evaluation, technology assessments, and is among a select group of researchers actively working with police departments to integrate body-worn camera (BWC) footage into supervision, risk management, and training. Under his direction, the Complex Social Interaction Lab has processed over 25,000 hours of BWC footage for police departments on a range of projects including improving the use of procedural justice, examining differential decision-making within police community interactions, enhancing CIT training, examining the application of trauma informed practices within domestic violence contacts, and most recently projects seeking to understand the use of de-escalation and non-escalation strategies and tactics.

    Join us July 11, 2022 at 1:00 p.nm. ET when Dr. Makin will highlight opportunities and innovations associated with body-worn camera programs. Specifically, pathways towards operationalizing data contained within body-worn camera footage to convert it from merely archival footage to actionable data. The guiding question framing the talk is “Now that we have BWC programs, how do we reorient away from seeing them as an expense and instead an investment in reducing risk, evaluating training, and enhancing supervision?”


    Please note that cancelled registrations will not be refunded. All paid registrants will receive a link to the recording following the event so that they may view it even if they are unable to attend the live session.



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