Brian Corr is the immediate past president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), a nonprofit organization that works to: enhance fair and professional law enforcement responsive to community needs; increase accountability and transparency in policing; and build community trust through civilian oversight.
Brian has worked as Executive Secretary of the Police Review & Advisory Board for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts since September 2010, and as Executive Director of the city's Peace Commission since 2008. The Police Review & Advisory Board is the city’s civilian oversight agency, while the Peace Commission works with other municipal agencies, communities of faith, nonprofit organizations, and the community as a whole to: build connections and strengthen relationships; promote positive dialogue and foster understanding; and coordinate compassionate community responses to support recovery and healing in the wake of traumatic events and violence affecting Cambridge and its residents. Before joining the municipal government, Brian worked as the first statewide field organizer for the ACLU of Massachusetts, where he organized "civil liberties task forces" across the state, including one focused on civilian oversight in response to allegations of police misconduct and racial profiling in the City of Lawrence, Mass.
Brian has served on the NACOLE board of directors since 2012, and served as the association’s vice-president in 2013-2014, and served as president from 2016 to 2019. He served as chair of the organization’s Strategic Planning Committee in 2015 and 2016, and served as co-chair of the Annual Conference Planning Committee from 2012 to 2015.
Brian has served as an elected member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee since 2012, has chaired the advisory board of the Haiti Development Studies Center at the University of Massachusetts since 2016, and has served as treasurer of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) since 2019. In his community, he serves on the board of the DiDomenico Foundation, which grants scholarships to graduating high school seniors in and around Boston who will be pursuing a college or university degree, and funds local organizations supporting youth and youth activities.
In the past he has served as chair of the Cambridge Democratic City Committee from 2016 to 2019, on the national board of directors and the executive committee of the American Friends Service Committee from 2007 to 2010, and as co-chair of Peace Action’s national board of directors from 2003 through 2007.
From 2009 to 2012, Brian served on the board of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, a Boston-area nonprofit that assists and empowers both families who have lost children to homicide and families whose children have taken a life — while conducting education and advocacy work to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of violence on individuals, families, and communities.
Brian has attended the past ten NACOLE annual conferences, where he earned the Certified Practitioner of Oversight credential. He holds certifications in Group Crisis Intervention and Post-Traumatic Stress Management/Psychological First Aid and has completed the Police Chaplain Twelve Core Courses Training through the International Conference of Police Chaplains, and has also completed a 35-hour train-the-trainer session in Trauma-Informed Policing. He graduated with a B.A. in Russian Literature and Language from the University of Michigan in 1986 and has completed the Negotiation and Leadership course at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.