Civilian Oversight Basics

With the increased interest in civilian oversight and cities across the country looking to implement civilian oversight, NACOLE has put together basic information on civilian oversight of law enforcement.  This information is geared towards community members looking to establish oversight  and those already involved in oversight that would like to learn more and includes basic information on what civilian oversight is, the different models, its guiding principles, and the benefits of its implementation  You will also find on this page links to NACOLE's Core Competencies and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Civilian Oversight 101


Civilian Oversight 101 - Slide Deck


Models of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement




NACOLE Core Competencies


How Can Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Help You?