Since NACOLE's first event in 1995, the organization has worked to put together a comprehensive, informative, and inclusive Annual Conference program that addresses both skills training and current and emerging topics. Stretching over fours days, the conference provide a forum where the growing community of civilian oversight practitioners, law enforcement officials, journalists, elected officials, students, community members, and others can meet to exchange information and ideas about issues facing civilian oversight and law enforcement.
Sustaining Reform. Advancing Justice.
Over the last year, we have experienced a difficult political and social climate and increasing division between communities and their police agencies. However, we have also seen a level of commitment to civilian oversight of law enforcement, to implement and sustain reforms, and to advance more just communities.
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 that contain information that touches on all of the Core Competencies for Civilian Oversight Practitioners:
- Training for Oversight
- Correctional Oversight
- Building Public Trust
- 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.
In addition to attending sessions like those noted above, attendees will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of others in the ever-growing community of civilian oversight practitioners, community members, law enforcement officials, journalists, elected officials, students and others working for greater accountability, transparency, and trust. They will be a part of a learning and networking event that will provide inspiration, ideas, and practical knowledge to overcome challenges and continue the work.
The City of St. Petersburg, Florida and the St. Petersburg Civilian Police Review Committee will serve as our hosts and, in the midst of a schedule of training, they will share with us their work as a community to promote trust and transparency and serve as a bridge between the police and the communities they serve.
Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to the NACOLE Director of Training and Education at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations made before August 30, 2018 will be refunded, minus a $50 processing fee. NACOLE will not be able to refund any portion of the registration fee for cancellations made on or after August 30, 2018. If you need to transfer your registration to another person in your organization rather than cancelling, please contact Cameron McEllhiney at email@example.com for further assistance.