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Police oversight conference meets in Fort Worth in September
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“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 Worth.

This year’s 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.

Twenty-eight 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.”

The conference 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 enforcement.

Registration ranges from $375 for students to $750 for nonmembers. Learn more and register online.