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

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 Samuel Walker, Roger Goldman, and Sue Rahr of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.  Please note that 7.0 CLE credits are pending approval for this event.


REGISTER today by clicking HERE.  A copy of the symposium schedule may be downloaded by clicking HERE.  We have also arranged for a discounted room rate at the Silver Cloud Hotel in Seattle, Washington.  Click HERE for information on how to book at this special rate.


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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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)

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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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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