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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2015 NACOLE Awards Process Now Open

Members of NACOLE are invited to submit nominations for The NACOLE Flame Award and The NACOLE Achievement in Oversight / Contribution to Oversight Award. Nominations can be made by any NACOLE member and will be evaluated by an awards sub-committee of the NACOLE Training, Education, and Standards Committee. (Employees of agencies holding organizational memberships can submit nominations. If your agency has an organizational membership please disseminate this to your employees). June 1, 2015 is the deadline to submit nominations. Submissions must be made electronically to Awards will be presented at NACOLE’s Twenty-first Annual Conference in Riverside, California, in October 2015.

  • For additional details and to download the 2015 NACOLE Awards Procedures and 2015 NACOLE Awards Nomination Form, visit the NACOLE Awards section of our website.
  • If you are not a current NACOLE member but want to submit a nomination, you can join NACOLE by completing the application found on the NACOLE Membership section of our website.
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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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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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