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

2015 Academic Symposium SOLD OUT

The 2015 NACOLE and Seattle University Academic Symposium, Moving Beyond Discipline: The Role of Civilians in Police Accountability, has SOLD OUT.   Click HERE to join the waitlist.


  • Download a copy of the full symposium schedule with speakers by clicking HERE. (Updated 1/28/15)
  • Click HERE for information on the host hotel, the Silver Cloud Hotel in Seattle, Washington.
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NACOLE Submits Written Testimony for President’s Task Force

On December 30, 2014, NACOLE received an invitation to submit written testimony on the topic of building trust and legitimacy for consideration by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing (“Task Force”).  The Task Force, established by an executive order signed by President Barack H. Obama on December 18, 2014, is charged with identifying ways to strengthen public trust and foster strong relationships between local law enforcement and the communities they are sworn to serve and protect, all while promoting effective crime reduction.  NACOLE’s testimony was prepared by current President Brian Buchner, and was co-authored by Past Presidents Philip K. Eure, Kathryn Olson, and Ilana Rosenzweig, as well as current Board member Mark P. Smith.  Vice-President Ainsley Cromwell also provided input.


Click HERE to download a PDF copy of NACOLE’s written testimony.

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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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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 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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