The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) is a non-profit organization that brings together individuals or agencies working to establish or improve oversight of police officers in the United States.

Save the Date for the 21st Annual NACOLE Conference

October 4-8, 2015 in Riverside, California

Recent Announcements

NACOLE Submits Recommendations to Interagency Federal Working Group

NACOLE was recently invited to submit recommendations to President Obama’s Local Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group.  Established by Executive Order on January 16, 2015, the Working Group was tasked with identifying actions that Federal agencies can take to improve the Federal grants and programs that provide equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies.  The Working Group is co-chaired by the Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, and its membership includes: the Secretary of the Treasury; the Secretary of the Interior; the Secretary of Education; the Administrator of General Services; the Director of the Domestic Policy Council; the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff of the Office of the Vice President.  NACOLE submitted its recommendations to the Working Group on March 1st.  Our letter is available for download below.

Click HERE to read NACOLE’s recommendations to the Working Group.

Click HERE to read President Obama’s Executive Order, dated January 16, 2015.

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NACOLE Adopts Civility Resolution

At its 2015 mid-winter meeting in Riverside, California, the NACOLE Board of Directors adopted a resolution endorsing behavior that promotes civility among the Board of Directors, the NACOLE membership, its partners, and its supporters.  In making a commitment to these standards, the Board’s goal is to promote an atmosphere where civil discourse and participation during meetings, on the Listserv, and in all communication can occur freely and respectfully.


NACOLE is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment where diverse and impassioned opinions and viewpoints can be considered.  A robust exchange of ideas is necessary to the health of society, as well as in the discourse of public and private organizations working for the common good and we are proud to promote conduct that supports these important principals.

Click HERE to download the civility resolution.

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2015 NACOLE Scholarship Application Process Now Open

The 2015 NACOLE Scholarship Application process is now open.  Apply today!  The deadline is May 1, 2015.

To download the application form, visit the Scholarship Program page or click HERE.

Starting in 2013, NACOLE, through its Annual Conference Scholarship Fund, began offering financial support to individuals to attend the NACOLE Annual Conference, expanding the reach of civilian oversight and promoting participation by individuals from a broad spectrum of social, economic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.  The Scholarship Fund supports and strengthens the work of civilian oversight practitioners and communities by providing access to a broad range of oversight information, best practices and professional networks.  Scholarships will cover the cost of conference registration and up to $500 in travel-related expenses.

Submit applications to no later than May 1, 2015.  You will receive a confirmation of receipt.  If you do not, please contact or call 317-721-8133.

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Civilian Oversight Infographics Police Oversight Job Listings

City of New York, New York

Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD
Director of Analysis and Evaluations
$49,492 – $125,000 annually DOE
Until Filled
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