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, March 06, 2020 at 08:30 AM

    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 pleased to announce the next event in NACOLE’s academic conference series: New Frontiers in Independent Oversight of Jails, Prisons, and Police.

    This one-day symposium will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the University of Texas School of Law. 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. More broadly, the event will take a look at current research in the field, place scholars in conversation with practitioners, and determine possible courses for future efforts in the field. Select conference papers will be published in the American Journal of Criminal Law and other venues as appropriate.

    If you are currently an executive in oversight, please make plans to join us on March 7th for a executive leadership forum to also be held at the University of Texas School of Law.  Additional registration and schedule details will be sent out in the near future.


    Symposium RegistrationAcademic Symposium Schedule (Updated December 23, 2019)

    *Please note that in the event you should need to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued minus a $25.00 processing fee. Refund requests made after February 14, 2020 will not be honored however, registrations are transferable upon written request.

  • Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM through September 03, 2020
    Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, AZ

    2020 Annual NACOLE Conference