“Co-creating public safety through civilian oversight, law
enforcement and community partnerships” is the theme of the annual
National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement
conference, Sept. 11-15 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort
conference will bring together experts from the United States and around
the world to discuss ways in which participants can create intentional
relationships and work with others to build better oversight and, as a
result, better public safety systems.
sessions will share information on strengthening the work of police,
jail and prison oversight, as well as innovations that will push
civilian oversight forward in this continued era of reform. Session
tracks include: Reform and Innovation, Jail and Prison Oversight,
Addressing Today’s Challenges and Practice of Effective Oversight.
Monday, Sept. 12,
will be the first full day of sessions and will include a Texas theme,
including welcome remarks by Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens, Fort
Worth City Manager David Cooke and Fort Worth Police Oversight Monitor
Kim Neal, followed by opening speaker U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas.
Oversight agencies from Fort Worth, Houston, Dallas and Austin will then
present the first session of the day, “The Changing Landscape of
Civilian Oversight in Texas.”
provides a forum where the growing community of civilian oversight
practitioners, law enforcement officials, journalists, elected
officials, students, community members and others can meet to exchange
information and ideas about issues facing civilian oversight and law
Registration ranges from $375 for students to $750 for nonmembers. Learn more and register online.