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.
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September 14-18, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri Register Now

Recent Announcements

NACOLE & ILEAA 2-day Training Conference in Austin, Texas

This fall, NACOLE and the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association (ILEAA) will co-host a two-day training event in Austin, Texas, from November 13-14 2014.  The event, titled “Accountability and Transparency in Law Enforcement,” will address effective means of creating and maintaining an environment in which law enforcement agencies are both accountable and transparent.  This training is open to all those who conduct investigations or performance audits in the private or public sector.  It will also be of great benefit to those wishing to create or expand their current investigation or auditing capabilities.  The training will be held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.


Please click HERE for a copy of the DAILY SCHEDULE

Please click HERE for ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Includes hotel, parking, and local information)

Please click HERE to visit the REGISTRATION SITE (Registration is now active)


National and international experts on civilian oversight, law enforcement, and auditing will facilitate the training.  Workshops will introduce you to the benefits of civilian involvement in police accountability and auditing within a law enforcement environment.  In addition, instructors will present on aspects important to all those in the oversight and auditing community.  For example, a few of the highlights include the following courses and workshops:

  • Performance Auditing
  • Investigation, Audit, and Review of Police Use of Force
  • Principles of Excellent Investigations
  • Legal Updates in Risk Management
  • Conduct Systemic Investigations
  • Developing an Audit Work Plan
  • Analyzing and Understanding Police-Involved Incidents
  • Transparency and Accountability in Federal Immigration Enforcement
  • On-site testing for the Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA) Designation
  • 14 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits available for the training


Please contact Cameron McEllhiney, NACOLE Director of Training and Education, for more information, at 317-721-8133 or

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NACOLE Academic Symposium in 2015

The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new academic conference series, and its inaugural event: Moving Beyond Discipline: The Role of Civilians in Police Accountability. This one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Seattle University School of Law and the Seattle University Criminal Justice Department, will be held on February 6, 2015, at the Seattle University School of Law. Scholars and practitioners will speak on developments in civilian-led accountability measures that operate outside of the misconduct investigation and review process. Conference papers will be published in Criminal Justice Policy Review and the Seattle Journal for Social Justice.

Registration Now Open

Click HERE to download the call for papers for the conference.

Proposals are due by September 15, 2014. Selected authors of accepted proposals will be invited to participate at the February conference. For more information, contact symposium directors Kathryn Olson and Kim Hendrickson at


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2014 Annual Election Information and Resources

Information and materials for the 2014 Annual Election are now available. You can click the links below to download each document or by clicking HERE to visit the NACOLE Election Information page. Please note: one of the below documents is for a proposed amendment to the NACOLE Bylaws.  The proposed amendment will be voted on at the Annual Election. Election materials will also be sent in hard copy with dues notices and/or membership materials.


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Civilian Oversight Infographics Police Oversight Job Listings

City of New York, New York (Additional posting)

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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City of New York, New York

Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD
Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
$49,492 - $130,000 annually DOE
Until Filled
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City of Boise, Idaho

City of Boise
Community Ombudsperson
$75,000 - $95,000 annually
Closing date is September 5, 2014
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County of Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County - Office of the Inspector General
Deputy Inspector General
$9,173.09 to 13,409.36 monthly
Open Continuous
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