Training & Education

To further its mission, NACOLE works to bring together the growing community of civilian oversight practitioners, law enforcement officials, journalists, elected officials, students, community members, and others to meet and exchange information and ideas about issues facing civilian oversight and law enforcement.  In addition to it's annual conference, NACOLE conducts regional training and networking events, and gathers academics and scholars from different fields to discuss and encourage multi-disciplinary work on police oversight, and encourage relationships between civilian oversight practitioners, police professionals, and scholars.

  • Friday, November 15, 2019 at 08:30 AM
    George Washington Law School in Washington, DC

    District of Columbia Regional Training

    In partnership with District of Columbia's Office of Police Complaints, NACOLE is excited to announce that it will be holding the final event in the  2019 Regional Training and Networking series in the District of Columbia.  We hope that you will be able to join us November 15, 2019 at the George Washington Law School for this important event. 

    Oakland Regional RegistrationOakland Regional Schedule

    This event is geared toward a variety of audiences, including but not limited to oversight practitioners, community members, justice system stakeholders, and academics. It will seek to address many issues important to those who support, are interested in, or work in the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement. In particular, this training opportunity will take on topics such as community- police relationships and communication, civilian oversight and discipline, and an in-depth look at the review-focused oversight model.

    Please note that this event is open to all those wishing to attend. The registration fee for this event is $75 and includes training, continental breakfast, and lunch. Please note that no one will be turned away from this event for lack of funds. Registration fees will be waived or a donation accepted for those who find that paying the full registration fee would prohibit their ability to attend and who are not seeking CLE or CPO credits.

    Lunch will be provided along with a continental breakfast. We also invite all registered attendees to join us for a networking reception that will follow the day's training event. 

    Should you need to cancel your registration, you may do so by Friday, November 1, 2019.  Registration fees will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee.  We will not be able to issue refunds under any circumstances after this date.

  • Friday, March 06, 2020 at 08:30 AM through March 07, 2020

    2020 Academic Symposium

    New Frontiers in Independent Oversight of Jails, Prisons, and Police

    The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and the University of Texas School of Law and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs are partnering for the 2020 NACOLE Academic Symposium, which will be held at the University of Texas School of Law on March 6, 2020.  The event will bring together practitioners, policy makers, policing and corrections experts, and advocates for independent civilian oversight of law enforcement with a broad range of academics pursuing research and scholarship in the areas of policing, corrections, and/or civilian oversight of law enforcement and corrections. In addition, there will be an executive leadership forum held on March 7, 2020 for both those working in the areas of law enforcement and corrections oversight.

    If you are interested in submitting an abstract for this event, we are now soliciting manuscripts.  For additional information, a copy of the call for papers in its entirety can be found by clicking the button below:

    2020 Call for Papers

    Please watch for additional details, including registration information, in the Fall of 2019.