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National Police Oversight Conference Will Take Place in September

Monday, July 30, 2007

(Washington, DC) The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) will host its thirteenth annual conference in San Jose, California, from September 25 – 28, 2007.

The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) is a member of NACOLE.  In addition, OPC’s executive director, Philip K. Eure, serves on NACOLE’s board of directors.

The upcoming conference in San Jose will provide oversight professionals, government and law enforcement officials, and representatives of the public and community groups with the opportunity to dialogue and exchange information about “best practices” in police oversight.

This year’s gathering will include a wide range of offerings, from workshops on use-of-force investigations and preparing statistical reports to sessions on the police monitoring of political activities and strategies for building community support for oversight.  Representatives from OPC will participate in panel discussions on mediating citizen complaints and on conducting police misconduct hearings. 

For the first time, a representative of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will also take part in the conference, participating in a panel discussion that aims to create greater awareness of police-transgender issues.

According to its mission, NACOLE is a national organization of police oversight agencies and people interested in the field that seeks to promote fair and professional law enforcement that is responsive to community needs.

More information about NACOLE and its September conference are available at www.nacole.org.