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


NACOLE is developing an online, interactive database of oversight agencies.

NACOLE, with funding from the U.S Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office, is developing a web-based, interactive directory of civilian oversight agencies and their various organizational characteristics. Once completed, the directory will allow users to search oversight agencies in the database and filter the list according to various criteria relating to their authority, organization, and resources. NACOLE intends for this application to be a core resource for oversight practitioners and researchers to identify civilian oversight agencies with certain characteristics. Read More

NACOLE President Brian Corr Interviewed on Criminal Injustice Podcast

Last August, NACOLE President Brian Corr had the opportunity to be interviewed by Prof. David Harris of the Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Law for his nationally recognized Criminal (In)justice podcast.  The 45 minute show explores what civilian oversight needs to succeed and looks at reasons reform efforts can sometimes fail.

To access the podcast please click HERE.



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    Friday, May 03, 2019 at 08:30 AM
    Kaiser Center in Oakland, CA

    2019 NACOLE Regional Training and Networking Event: Oakland, CA

    In partnership with the BART Office of the Independent Police Auditor and the Berkeley Police Review Commission, NACOLE is excited to announce that it will be holding one of the 2019 Regional Training and Networking events in the Bay Area.  We hope that you will be able to join us in Oakland, California on May 3, 2019 at the Kaiser Center. 

    Oakland Regional RegistrationOakland Regional Schedule

    This event is geared toward a variety of audiences, including but not limited to community members, oversight practitioners, justice system stakeholders, and academics. It will seek to address many issues important to those who support, are interested in, or work in the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement. In particular, this training opportunity will take on topics such as civilian oversight of county jails, California's new transparency laws, and information on the strengths and limitations of the different models of civilian oversight of law enforcement.

    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 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, pending approval, for an additional $25 fee.  Please note that no one will be turned away from this event for lack of funds. Registration fees will be waived or a donation accepted for those who find that paying the full registration fee would prohibit their ability to attend and who are not seeking CLE or CPO credits.

    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 from 5:00pm - 10:00 pm at Oakland's Lake Chalet on the waterfront.  The reception will be an opportunity for attendees to further discuss the topics of the day and will feature DJ Davey D (Hard Knock Radio/Co-founder of the Bay Area Hip Hop Coalition) and live music with performances by a number of Bay Area standouts including Troy Lampkins (Bass), Sanford Barnett (Guitar), Alcide Marshall (Drums), Mic Blake (Vocals), Cat Brooks (Spoken Word), Sistah Imina (Spoken Word) and Chris Burger’s Alphabet Soup & Luv Phenomena.

    Should you need to cancel your registration you may do so by April 26, 2019.  Registration fees will be refunded minus a $15 processing fee.  We will not be able to issue refunds under any circumstances after this date.


    NACOLE is grateful to those sponsors who have made this event possible:

    City of Berkeley              BART IPA