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.

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2023 at 11:00 AM

    2023 Virtual Training Event: Continuing to Build Better Oversight

    In an effort to provide additional training and education to a larger audience of those working in and around oversight of law enforcement, jails, and prisons, NACOLE is pleased to offer the following two virtual trainings in December: 

    Continuing to Build Better Oversight: Jail and Prison Oversight. A dynamic group of speakers will present six sessions on topics related to jail and prison oversight on December 5-6, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm ET daily.

    Continuing to Build Better Oversight: Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. A dynamic group of speakers will present eight sessions on topics related to civilian oversight of law enforcement on December 14-15, 11:00 am - 6:15 pm ET daily.

    For a complete list of sessions and speakers, click on the registration link below.

    Please note, you may register for one or both (Full Event) of the two-day trainings during registration. If you register for the Full Event, you will receive a cost savings of $25.


  • Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 02:00 PM

    Investigator Forum

    NACOLE invites you to our online forum for oversight investigators on the third Thursday of every month at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

    These monthly one-hour meetings and will be facilitated by NACOLE Board member Jayson Wechter and other, veteran investigators.  They will be an opportunity for attendees to discuss common issues, share information about training, technology, online tools, and relevant resources. In addition, it provides an opportunity for investigators at agencies around the country to meet and network with professional colleagues.

    NACOLE members and employees of agencies holding organizational memberships are invited to participate.

    There is no need to pre-register for these events but do note that they are only open to the first 100 participants who join the online meeting.  Simply click the link below to join us at 2:00 p.m. EDT: