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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The Call for Session Proposals for the 2024 Annual NACOLE Conference is Open

The 2024 Annual NACOLE Conference is scheduled to take place October 13 - 17, 2024, in Tucson, Arizona. We are now accepting session proposals in one of three formats: single presenter, panel (2 to 4 presenters), and roundtable discussion. For complete details on the proposal submission process and to submit a proposal, click here: 2024 Proposal Submission ProcessThe proposal submission deadline is March 15, 2024, 8:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. PDT. Late or incomplete proposals will not be considered.


NACOLE Welcomes 2023-2024 Board of Directors

At this year's Annual Membership Meeting, the NACOLE membership elected a new president and vice-president and voted to fill three member-at-large seats.  We are happy to announce that Anthony Finnell will serve as NACOLE's President for the next two years and Florence Finkle as its Vice-President.  In addition, George Perezvelez we re-elected to the board and will be joined by Edward Harness and Kim Neal.  To learn more about these and other board members, read more.




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    Thursday, March 07, 2024 at 02:00 PM

    2024 NACOLE Webinar Series (March)

    Preventing Police Misconduct: The Value of Background Checks

    Mark Iris, Ph.D.
    Lecturer Emeritus, Northwestern University
    Executive Director (retired), Chicago Police Board



    Sandy Jo MacArthur, Psy.D.
    Assistant Chief (retired), Los Angeles Police Department


    On Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. ET, NACOLE will welcome Dr. Mark Iris and Dr. Sandy Jo MacArthur, to discuss the importance and key components of a well-done, comprehensive background check for applicants for police officer and sheriff's deputy positions, and the role civilian oversight can play to this end.

    The webinar is scheduled for one hour, followed by an optional 30-minute discussion immediately afterward. Only those who attend the live webinar will be able to join the discussion. The webinar will be recorded and available to registrants for three months.


    For more information and to register, click the registration icon below. 

    Registration Deadline: March 6, 2024, 2:00 p.m. ET


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