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.


22nd Annual NACOLE Conference * Albuquerque, New Mexico * Sept. 25-29, 2016

Recent Announcements

NACOLE Seeking Workshop/Presentation Proposals for 2016 Annual Conference

NACOLE is seeking proposals for workshops, panels, and presentations for its 22nd Annual Conference, to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from September 25-29, 2016. Electronic submission is required for all proposals. There are two options available for submission:

No. 1 (preferred) is to submit via the online form available here:

No. 2 is to complete the fillable PDF form and email it directly to Cameron McEllhiney at Fillable PDF form available here:

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NACOLE is coming to DC!

NACOLE and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law are co-hosting a symposium, Looking Toward the Future of Civilian Oversight, on December 4th on the Law School's campus.



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NACOLE Represented at White House Community Policing Forum

On Thursday, July 23rd, the White House and the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) hosted a Community Policing Forum to discuss and share best practices on the implementation of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommendations. Kelvyn Anderson, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission and a former NACOLE Board member, represented NACOLE at the forum. Throughout the day, Administration officials, 21st Century Policing Task Force members, law enforcement, faith and community leaders, and local elected officials discussed and shared strategies for implementing the recommendations and developing ideas that communities across the country can utilize to establish public safety while building trust. Kelvyn wrote about the forum and his experience for our website and the NACOLE Digest.


Click HERE to download and read Kelvyn’s article on the White House Community Policing Forum.

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Civilian Oversight Infographics Police Oversight Job Listings

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Constitutional Policing Advisor

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Constitutional Policing Advisor
$131,210.76 to $198,598.20 annually plus benefits
Interested candidates are invited to provide a cover letter, resume, and three references by November 15, 2015 to Alan Wang via email at
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City of Richmond, CA Office of Professional Accountability Manager

City of Richmond, California
Project Manager II (Exempt)
$108,288 - $172,368
Closes October 30, 2015 5:00 p.m. PDT
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Director, Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

The County of Sonoma California
Director, Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach
$127,252 - $154,676
First Review of Resumes Begins November 6, 2015
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City of Spokane, WA – Police Ombudsman

City of Spokane
Police Ombudsman
$81,014.40 - $99,388.80 Annually
Open Until Filled
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City of San Jose, CA Independent Police Auditor

City of San Jose, CA
Independent Police Auditor
Dependent on Qualifications & Experience
Final Filing Date Friday, May 22, 2015
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