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.
NACOLE believes that policing should be fair and consistent and that independent civilian oversight leads to more effective policing and safer communities. Despite the progress law enforcement oversight agencies across the country have made, much work remains if we hope to achieve lasting and meaningful law enforcement and criminal justice reform. One way in which we can be prepared for the path ahead is to engage in training, learn effective practices, and become aquainted with the innovative work that is happening around the country and the world.
NACOLE is committed to providing you the content and resources it has delivered for over 25 years. However, the health and well-being of our members, supporters, and communities is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, due to the lingering issues associated with the COVID-19 crisis, we will be holding the 2020 Annual NACOLE Conference virtually. This year's conference will be presented in the form of 32 webinars between July 20 - September 22, 2020. Up to four webinars will be presented each week and will fall under one the four tracks presented this year:
Innovations and Work Impacting Civilian Oversight - Civilian oversight of law enforcement constantly seeks to improve its methods and to seek out techniques used elsewhere. The Innovations and Work Impacting Civilian Oversight Track will provide information to attendees and the expanding base of effective practices and new techniques to take back to their agencies.
Jail and Prison Oversight - The Jail and Prison Oversight Track will present attendees with a range of topics specific to both the culture of correctional institutions and the oversight of jails, prisons, and lock-ups. Current oversight practitioners and those who are working to create correctional oversight will gain insight into best practices and emerging trends in this expanding field.
Oversight and the Broader Community - At the heart of professional civilian oversight is the premise that community trust in law enforcement is essential to public safety in our communities. This track will explore how oversight professionals can understand and engage the community in order to help law enforcement departments establish trust within the communities they serve.
Training - The Training Track provides attendees opportunities to understand the various principles and components of civilian oversight and to hone the technical skills used every day by those in oversight. Each session will present information that will be useful to those new to oversight and more experienced practitioners.
Attendees will have the opportunity to register for all 32 sessions as a package or to register for sessions individually. Please note that each viewer must register separately. All sessions will be recorded. Those who register for the full package will have access to all 32 recordings. Those who register for individual sessions will have access to those specific sessions. Registration information and a full conference schedule can be found through the links below.
There are a limited number of seats available for this event. Please note that each viewer MUST register separately. All registrants will recieve a link directly form our webinar platform provider, GoToWebinar, that will allow them to connect on the days of the event. If you are a participant in our Certified Practitioner of Oversight program, please note that all webinars will be worth 1.5 credit hours. In order for this year's virtual conference to count towards the conference attendance requirement, particpants will have to attend a minimum of 18 sessions. Attendance will be be verified through webinar backend reports. Particpants who are not on our registration list and on the backend webinar attendance reports will not receive CPO credit. If you register for a conference session and are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be provided. Participants must still appear on our registration list and will be asked to certify that they have watched the video in its entirety before receiving CPO credit for the session.
Because recordings of the session will be available to registrants, no refund requests will be honored for this event.