Cop Watch NYC exists to help citizens document police conduct and hold the police accountable.
We provide resources, support and best practices for individuals, organizations and teams of community members who want to safely and legally conduct Cop Watch in their communities. We want you to be prepared before you begin Cop Watching, and to have the ability to quickly access important tips and resources from your phone, or mobile device while you are in the streets or on patrol.
If police know that we are always watching, and that we are aware of our rights, they'll be less likely to harass and abuse people in our communities – and we'll have the evidence we need to hold them accountable when they do.
Who is behind Cop Watch NYC?
Cop Watch is project of ColorOfChange.org, in partnership with Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and Peoples' Justice for Community Control & Police Accountability (Peoples' Justice)
Who is ColorOfChange.org?
ColorOfChange.org exists to strengthen Black America's political voice. Our goal is to empower our members - Black Americans and our allies - to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.
ColorOfChange.org is comprised of Black folks from every economic class, as well as those of every color who seek to help our voices be heard. Our members are united behind a simple, powerful pledge: we will do all we can to make sure all Americans are represented, served, and protected - regardless of race or class.