As President of the Canadian Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (CACOLE), I'd like to welcome you to our website. I hope your visit here will be informative.
Since 1995, CACOLE has focused on advancing the concepts, principles and application of civilian oversight in Canada. Our goals are reflected in our by-laws:
- To provide for the establishment, development, education and technical assistance of/for the civilian oversight of law enforcement;
- To develop a national forum to provide an informational and educational clearinghouse and a publication resource of educational information for the public and organizations in the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement;
- To encourage the highest ethical standards in organizations which oversee law enforcement;
- And to educate the public by developing mechanisms to enhance police and community relations, educate law enforcement agencies, and encourage law enforcement to respond with sensitivity to citizens' issues and complaints.
Our user-friendly website reflects our objectives and contains information about civilian oversight of law enforcement both nationally and internationally.
By clicking on the navigation bar you will find a range of information offering details about us, our annual conference, past events and membership information, as well as material in our resource library, our newsletter, and Canadian and international links.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am also pleased to announce that CACOLE's 2013 conference will be hosted by Prince Edward Island’s Office of the Police Commissioner and take place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on May 27 – 29, 2013.
It will be an informative conference and I invite you to mark this important event on your calendar now! For conference updates, please continue to monitor our website.
Past CACOLE Chairs/Presidents, 1995-2013 [PDF Format, 145KB]