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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Recent Announcements

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

NACOLE is pleased to bring you a special edition of the NACOLE Review commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.  Enacted on this date in 1964, the Civil Rights Act was a landmark piece of legislation that prohibited discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  It ended racial segregation in schools, offices, and other public facilities.

Please click HERE to open the special edition.

The special edition features a piece by John W. Mack, former president of the Los Angeles Urban League and the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, about his personal and professional experiences at the intersection of his work in civil rights and civilian oversight.  His life serves as an inspiration to those of us who have dedicated ourselves to fighting for equality and justice.

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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 accountability that operate outside of the complaint review process. Conference papers will be published in Criminal Justice Policy Review and the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. 


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

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 Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Police Commission, Office of the Inspector General
Special Investigator II
$83,374 to $121,897 Annually
Filing period may close anytime or when sufficient applications are received
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King County, Washington

Office of Law Enforcement Oversight
Investigative Auditor
$89,812 - $120,788 annually (DOE)
Closes on August 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm PST
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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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