The NACOLE Digest
News and events in civilian oversight and police accountability.
In this Edition...
• Early Registration Deadline Approaching for 21st Annual Conference
• Purchase Your Annual Scholarship Fundraising Dinner Tickets Today
• Nomination Period Open to Run for the NACOLE Board
• Announcing 2015 NACOLE Award and Scholarship Recipients
• BART Police Department Adopts Transgender Policy
• NACOLE Attends 39th Annual NOBLE Conference in Indianapolis
Early Registration Deadline Approaching for 21st Annual Conference
The early registration deadline for the 2015 Annual NACOLE Conference is JULY 31, 2015. All paid registrations received on or before this date will qualify for the reduced rate. To guarantee your discount, register today!
This year’s conference will feature a conference schedule with more topics, more speakers, and more opportunities to contribute to the growing national dialogue around civilian oversight.
For a copy of the complete 2015 conference schedule, go to the website
Purchase Your Annual Scholarship Fundraising Dinner Tickets Today
Join us for our annual scholarship fundraising dinner at Heroes Restaurant and Brewery, located in downtown Riverside. In addition to good food and good conversation, you will be supporting NACOLE’s efforts to offer financial support to those wishing to attend the Annual Conference, to increase the reach of civilian oversight, and to promote participation by individuals from a broad spectrum of social, economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Seats to this event are limited and WILL NOT be available for purchase at the conference. Make sure to purchase your tickets today!
Nomination Period Open to Run for the NACOLE Board
The nomination period to run for the NACOLE Board of Directors is open until September 6, 2015. File your declaration today! Serving on the Board is an exciting way to help shape the direction of the association, to work closely with your oversight colleagues, and to support communities across the country looking to establish or improve oversight of the police.
To be eligible, candidates shall have been association members in good standing for one year; they must have attended at least one of the two previous annual conferences; and their membership dues must be current. This year, the membership will elect the President, the Vice-President, and two Board members at the Annual Meeting on October 7, 2015.
How to file: Send your signed declaration form (and bio and photo) to the Election and Bylaws Committee by no later than September 6, 2015. Please mail or email your declaration to: Ainsley Cromwell, Chair, NACOLE Election Committee, 1063 Trevor Place, Detroit, MI 48207, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All election-related material and information can be found HERE on the NACOLE website.
Announcing 2015 NACOLE Award and Scholarship Recipients
NACOLE is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 Flame Award and Achievement in Oversight Awards. They are:
Charles D. Reynolds, recipient of the 2015 Flame Award, is a court-appointed consent decree monitor, a former chief of police in five communities, a past-president of an international police executive organization, a recognized expert on police organizational and management issues, and a past NACOLE board member.
St. Louis City Aldermen Terry Kennedy and Antonio French serve their community with distinction as elected representatives of their wards on the Board of Aldermen and are together recipients of one of this year’s Achievement in Oversight awards.
Samara Marion, a policy analyst and staff lawyer with the San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints, is a recipient of the second Achievement in Oversight award.
NACOLE is also pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Scholarship Awards in the following categories:
Founders’ Community Scholarship Award: Deborah Jacobs, Melissa Smith, Olga Orraca, Torin Jacobs
Presidents’ Scholarship Award: Lynn Erickson, Marielle Moore
Membership Scholarship Award: Richard Olquin, Aisha Miles
BART Police Department Adopts Transgender Policy
As a result of a recommendation made by its Civilian Review Board, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department adopted a policy on interactions with individuals identifying as transgender.
The policy aims to increase awareness among officers and to support the need for all members of the community to be treated fairly and with respect.
NACOLE Attends 39th Annual NOBLE Conference in Indianapolis
NACOLE President Brian Buchner and Cameron McEllhiney, NACOLE’s Director of Training & Education, attended the 39th Annual Conference of the National Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOBLE invited Mr. Buchner to participate in the Opening Plenary Session where the Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice Loretta Lynch delivered the Keynote address. As an invited guest, NACOLE was also given free booth space in the Exhibition Hall, which turned out to be a great opportunity to meet and speak with law enforcement officials and NOBLE members about NACOLE and civilian oversight. It was a good opportunity to build a relationship with NOBLE and its members, as there is alignment between what NOBLE and NACOLE have been working toward for many years. NOBLE’s 40th anniversary conference will be held in 2016 in Washington, DC. More information about NOBLE is available on its website, www.noblenational.org.
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