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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.

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    Best Practices When Working with the Media

    Join us March 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EDT as we welcome Julie E. Buchwald, Community Relations Coordinator and Special Investigator General for the Office of the Inspector for the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss best practices and effective strategies for civilian oversight agencies when working with the media.

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    One of the more significant challenges for civilian oversight agencies is determining how to best interface with the media – both generally, on a daily basis, and when a critical incident strikes.

    What, then, are some best practices for handling public outreach – specifically to the media – for a civilian oversight agency? Julie E. Buchwald, Community Relations Coordinator and Special Investigator for the Office of the Inspector General of the LAPD in Los Angeles, will share one tested methodology for creating and sustaining a media strategy, which can be generally adapted to any civilian oversight agency.

    Ms. Buchwald will discuss best practices for both direct dealings with the media (i.e., responding to media inquiries, speaking with reporters, and communicating your office’s message) and indirect dealings with the media (i.e., social media, sending out reports, and more.) In addition, Ms. Buchwald will outline some steps that can be taken in advance to prepare for the inevitable critical incident.

    We know that successfully navigating relationships with the media is a topic that every oversight agency will confront at some point in time. In this era of public accountability and transparency, knowing how to best interact with a few trusted members of the media can be immensely useful. More specifically, having established media relationships and carrying out your office’s media plan can be critical to how your office is perceived by the community and can impact the very reputation of the office itself.

    Ultimately, the best chance you have as an office to be accurately and fairly represented in the news is to have some influence over how the news is written and broadcast, and how the work that you do will be communicated and represented. Contact with the media will enable that to occur such that your office and the Department you oversee are covered in the most balanced manner possible. RSVP to learn more.

    Please note that this event is open only to the first 100 registrants.  We therefore recommend that you register early to guarantee your spot. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to complete the the final step to ensure that you are registered and able to join the webinar.

    *Those who particiate in the webinar will be able to apply .75 hours towards their initial CPO certification or renewal.  For verification purposes, and in order to receive CPO credit for this event, you must be registered for the event as an individual. For more information on the CPO program, please visit http://www.nacole.org/cpo_credential_program.

     


    Speakers:

    Julie BuchwaldJulie E. Buchwald

    Ms. Buchwald has been with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the City of Los Angeles since June 2005.  She is currently the OIG’s Community Relations Coordinator.  In this capacity, she is responsible for public outreach, social media, and other community engagements.  She has worked in several different areas of the office over the years -- the Complaints Unit, the OIG's Special Projects Unit, and the Use of Force Unit, where she continues to review public reports involving officer-involved shootings and other significant uses of force. 

    Prior to joining the OIG, Ms. Buchwald was a policy advisor to former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn.  In this position, she crafted various initiatives relating to the City's Police, Fire, and Emergency Preparedness Departments.   Among other assignments, she monitored implementation of LAPD’s federal civil rights Consent Decree, managed critical incidents by coordinating resources from the City's Emergency Operations Center, and organized press conferences to announce new public safety initiatives on a regular basis.

    Ms. Buchwald received her law degree from the University of Southern California Law School in 2000, where she was Class President.  She completed her undergraduate studies in Philosophy and International Studies in 1997 at Northwestern University, in Chicago, Illinois.

    Ms. Buchwald clerked for the Honorable Simeon R. Acoba, Jr., who is now retired from the Hawai'i Supreme Court, in Honolulu, Hawai'i, from 2000 to 2001.

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 08:30 AM
    Kaiser Center in Oakland, CA

    2019 NACOLE Regional Training and Networking Event: Oakland, CA

    In partnership with the BART Office of the Independent Police Auditor and the City of Berkeley, NACOLE is excited to announce that it will be holding one of the 2019 Regional Training and Networking events in the Bay Area.  We hope that you will be able to join us in Oakland, California on May 3, 2019 at the Kaiser Center. 

    Oakland Regional RegistrationOakland Regional Schedule

    This event is geared toward a variety of audiences, including but not limited to community members, oversight practitioners, 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 civilian oversight of county jails, California's new transparency laws, and information on the strengths and limitations of the different models of civilian oversight of law enforcement.

    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.  We anticipate offering Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, pending approval, for an additional $25 fee.  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 be held at the end of the day from 5:00pm - 10:00 pm at Oakland's Lake Chalet on the waterfront.  The reception will be an opportunity for attendees to further discuss the topics of the day and will feature DJ Davey D (Hard Knock Radio/Co-founder of the Bay Area Hip Hop Coalition) and live music with performances by a number of Bay Area standouts including Troy Lampkins (Bass), Sanford Barnett (Guitar), Alcide Marshall (Drums), Mic Blake (Vocals), Cat Brooks (Spoken Word), and Chris Burger’s Alphabet Soup & Luv Phenomena.

    Should you need to cancel your registration you may do so by April 26, 2019.  Registration fees will be refunded minus a $15 processing fee.  We will not be able to issue refunds under any circumstances after this date.

     

    NACOLE is grateful to those sponsors who have made this event possible:

    City of Berkeley              BART IPA

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Nashville Talking Library

    Nashville Regional Training

    In partnership with City of Nashville and Mayor David Briley, NACOLE is excited to announce it will be holding one of the 2019 Regional Training and Networking events in Nashville, Tennessee. We hope that you will be able to join us there for a day of training and networking at the Nashville Talking Library on May 17, 2019.

    Oakland Regional RegistrationOakland Regional Schedule

    Amendment 1, an amendment calling for the creation of a community oversight board to investigate and review allegations of misconduct by the Nashville Metro Police Department was approved by voters on November 6, 2018. Since that date, there has been a tremendous amount of work to nominate and approve the 11-member board and, now, to hire the staff that will carry out the day-to-day the work of the agency.

    This event will provide an opportunity to bring training to a variety of audiences, including but not limited to community members, oversight practitioners, justice system stakeholders, and academics in Nashville and throughout the region. 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 the practice of civilian oversight in Tennessee, community outreach, mediation, and investigation techniques.  It will also provide an invaluable opportunity for those in attendance to network and discuss those aspects of civilian oversight they find important.

    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 Certified Practitioner of Oversight (CPO) program 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 be held at the end of the day from 4:30pm - 7:00 pm.  This will be an opportunity for attendees to further discuss the topics of the day and learn more about the work being done in Nashville, the State of Nashville, and around the country.

    Should you need to cancel your registration you may do so by May 3, 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.

     

    NACOLE is grateful to those sponsors who have made this event possible:

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  • Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM through September 26, 2019

    2019 Annual NACOLE Conference

    2019 Workshop/Session Request for Proposal 
    Please mark your calendars for the 25th Annual Conference of the National Assocaition for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement:

     

    Courage, Collaboration, and Community: Continuing the Movement

    September 22 - 26, 2019

    Detroit, Michigan

     

    Please visit again this fall and winter.  Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.