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

2016 Annual Conference RFP Now Available

2016 Annual Conference Request for Proposals:

The NACOLE Board of Directors (Board) invites proposals for the five (5) day Twenty-second Annual NACOLE Conference to be held in September or October 2016 and a three-day planning meeting to be held by the Board in January or February of the same year.  The Annual Conference attracts more than 300 participants from across the United States and internationally.  NACOLE conferences provide extensive workshops, training sessions, panel discussions, and plenary presentations to further the training and development of those involved in civilian oversight of law enforcement.  All proposals must be received by April 1, 2015, to be considered.  To download a copy of the 2016 Annual Conference RFP in either Microsoft Word or PDF, please click the following:

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Registration open for 2015 Academic Symposium


Registration is now open for the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) inaugural academic conference: Moving Beyond Discipline: The Role of Civilians in Police Accountability.  This one-day symposium, co-sponsored by NACOLE, the Seattle University (SU) School of Law and the SU Criminal Justice Department, will be held on February 6, 2015, at the SU School of Law.  Multidisciplinary scholars will speak on developments in civilian-led police accountability measures, and participants will have the opportunity to network with academics and practitioners in the policing and police oversight fields.  Speakers this year include U.S. Department of Justice Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta, Executive Director of the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission Sue Rahr, police accountability expert Samuel Walker, and police licensing and licensing revocation expert Roger Goldman.  Please note that 7.0 CLE credits are pending approval for this event.


  • REGISTER today by clicking HERE.
  • Download a copy of the full symposium schedule with speakers by clicking HERE. (Updated 12/3/14)
  • Click HERE for information on how to take advantage of a discounted room rate at the Silver Cloud Hotel in Seattle, Washington.


Please note that the following discounts for registrations are available:

$25 discount for early registrants (deadline December 20)

$25 discount for NACOLE (Kansas City) and/or NACOLE-ILEAA (Austin) conference attendees


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2015 Conference Workshop RFP Now Available

The 2015 Annual Conference workshop request for proposals (RFP) is now available.  The deadline to submit proposals is 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, December 5, 2014.  Proposals must be submitted electronically to Cameron McEllhiney, NACOLE’s Director of Training & Education, at


Click HERE to download the RFP (Microsoft Word, 281KB).

Click HERE to download the RFP (PDF, 481KB)

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Civilian Oversight Infographics Police Oversight Job Listings

City of Oakland, California

City of Oakland - City Administrator's Office
Complaint Investigator II
$6,145 - $7,545 per month
Closes Friday, January 2, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.
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City and County of Denver, Colorado

City and County of Denver - Office of the Independent Monitor
Deputy Monitor
$57,559 - $92,094 Annually
December 9, 2014, at 11:59 PM Mountain Time
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City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

City of Milwaukee - Fire and Police Commission
Executive Director
Minimum $103,841 annually for Milwaukee residents and $101,294 for non-residents
Applications accepted until Friday, November 28, 2014
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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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City of Boise, Idaho

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