SLC hosts conference for civilian oversight of law enforcement

Posted at 4:20 PM, Sep 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-22 18:20:20-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A conference is being held in Salt Lake City this week with the aim of ensuring law enforcement agencies are following their own policies and best practices.

The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement is holding their 19th annual conference, and the group is one that investigates civilian complaints about police officers.

The organization audits review boards and keeps up oversight on what police departments are doing.

Ilana Rosenzweig is the president of the NACOLE board of directors, and she said they were glad to be in town.

“We’re very happy to be in Salt Lake,” she said. “I think Salt Lake has some very strong civilian oversight and has a civilian review board that is very strong.”

In a press release, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker said the conference is an important one.

“I appreciate the work of NACOLE in its efforts to reach out to local entities,” he said in the release. “Our 14-member civilian review board in Salt Lake City plays a crucial role in maintaining trust and accountability between our law enforcement personnel and community members.”

The conference runs from Sept. 22 to Sept. 26, and it is being held at the Little America Hotel. For more information, visit NACOLE’s website.