NACOLE recognizes contributions to and accomplishments in the field of civilian oversight with two categories of awards:
- The NACOLE Flame Award, recognizing significant, long-term contributions to the field of law enforcement oversight by an individual, an organization, or an agency.
- The NACOLE Achievement in Oversight / Contribution to Oversight Award, recognizing a specific significant accomplishment or contribution to civilian oversight by an individual, an organization, or an agency.
Nominations can be made by any NACOLE member, and employees of agencies holding Organizational Memberships may also submit nominations. All nominations received by the deadline will be evaluated by an awards sub-committee of the NACOLE Training, Education & Standards Committee who will then forward their recommendations to the NACOLE Board of Directors who will make the final decision regarding this year's recipients.
Awards will be presented at the NACOLE Sankofa Celebration and Awards Dinner and the 2018 recipients honored on October 3, 2018 during the Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Information specific to the 2018 nomination process and access to the online nomination form may be access through the links found below:
The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement has recognized the following individuals for their contributions to the field of civilian oversight with a NACOLE award. The year and location of the annual conference in which they were recognized are also noted.
FLAME AWARD RECIPIENTS
The Flame Award, the association’s highest honor, recognizes significant long-term contributions to the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement.
JOHN W. MACK Kansas City, MO 2014
PHILIP K. EURE Salt Lake City, Utah 2013
MICHAEL GENNACO San Diego, California 2012
RICHARD ROSENTHAL New Orleans, Louisiana 2011
AL LACABE Seattle, Washington 2010
NUALA O’LOAN San Jose, California 2007
ANTHONY D. ROMERO San Jose, California 2007
SAMUEL WALKER Miami, Florida 2005
JANET RENO Miami, Florida 2005
MERRICK BOBB Los Angeles, California 2003
ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERSIGHT AWARD RECIPIENTS
CONTRIBUTION TO OVERSIGHT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Both the Achievement in Oversight and the Contribution to Oversight Awards recognize a specific, significant accomplishment or contribution to civilian oversight by an individual, an organization, or an agency.
SUSAN HUSTON & THE STAFF OF THE NEW ORLEANS INDEPENDENT POLICE MONITOR Spokane, WA 2017
DONNA SALAZAR Spokane, WA 2017
COALITION FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY Spokane, WA 2017
PETER S. HOLMES Spokane, WA 2017
NICHOLAS E. MITCHELL & THE STAFF OF THE OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT MONITOR Albuquerque, NM 2016
SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA & COMMUNITY AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TASKFORCE Albuquerque, NM 2016
INVISIBLE INSTITUTE Albuquerque, NM 2016
TERRY KENNEDY, ANTONIO FRENCH Riverside, CA 2015
SAMARA MARION Riverside, CA 2015
BRAD LANDER, JUMAANE WILLIAMS Kansas City, MO 2014
PATRISSE CULLORS-BRIGNAC Kansas City, MO 2014
KELLY DAVIS, LIAM DILLON & DAVE MAASS Kansas City, MO 2014
JOHN DAHLBURG, SALLY KESTIN & JOHN MAINES Salt Lake City, Utah 2013
CENTER FOR JUSTICE Salt Lake City, Utah 2013
ANDRÉ MARIN San Diego, California 2012
TOM JENNINGS, LAURA MAGGI, BRENDAN MCCARTHY & A. C. THOMPSON San Diego, California 2012
STATE ASSEMBLYMAN MARK LENO San Jose, California 2007
STATE SENATOR GLORIA ROMERO San Jose, California 2007
MARK SCHLOSBERG San Jose, California 2007
JOHN CREW Denver, Colorado 2001
ADDITIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS
In previous years the Board has chosen to honor Board member for long term and outstanding service to NACOLE. Although a more formalized process has replaced this practice in recent years, we must not forget the long-term and outstanding service by the following individuals to the NACOLE Board of Directors:
CAROL SCOTT Seattle, Washington 2010
DONALD CASIMERE Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
ROBIN LOLAR San Jose, California 2007
ROSE CEJA-ARAGON Miami, Florida 2005
SUE L. QUINN Miami, Florida 2005
TERESA GUERRERO-DALEY Chicago, Illinois 2004
ROBERT AARONSON Chicago, Illinois 2004
DENISE DEFOREST Chicago, Illinois 2004
JOE SANDOVAL Los Angeles, California 2003
DEDE WILHELM Los Angeles, California 2003
NACOLE FOUNDERS Cambridge, Massachusetts 2002