Annual Conference

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.

Past Annual Conferences      

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM through November 09, 2022
    Virtual Event in Fort Worth, TX

    2022 Annual NACOLE Conference

    Downtown_Fort_Worth_Night.jpgCo-creating Public Safety through Civilian Oversight, Law Enforcement, and Community Partnerships

    The 28th Annual Conference is scheduled to take place September 11-15, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. Three one-day virtual events will be taking place on October 26th, November 2nd, and November 9th

    This year's annual conference will bring together experts from the United States and around the world to discuss ways in which we can create intentional relationships and work with others to build better oversight and, as a result, better public safety systems. Our sessions will focus on the momentum of the last two years, ensuring that the work for meaningful and sustainable change continues. Speakers 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 continued era of reform. 

    The links below will allow you to find out more about this year's event and register. 


    For those partcipating in the in-person component of this year's conference: The health and safety of our conference attendees and the broader community is a top priority. With that said, attendees should be aware that most of our events will take place indoors and we anticipate more than 400 attendees. Our policies and guidelines will continue to evolve based on the recommendations and guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We encourage attendees to test prior to arrival to make sure they are COVID-free and wear masks during conference sessions. We also ask that any attendee with symptoms not attend events associated with the conference. Refunds will not be issued to those unable to attend the conference because of the presence of COVID symptoms. Attendees are therefore encouraged to take all necessary precautions prior.