In the past 6 months, I have noticed the amount of cop watchers and auditors is on the rise more then I’ve ever seen before.
This video, is kind of the short version of ‘suggestions’, if I get enough response to this video, I will make a longer more detailed video.
So you want to be a copwatcher? suggestions mentioned:
1. you might not want to go out there if you have warrants, but you do you
2. driver license should be valid if you plan to drive to cop watch,
3. check and make sure all your car running lights are working
4.Equipment- get a decent camera so people will watch and not be distracted by grainy fuzzy video
5. a decent lap top or desktop computer + external hard drive *videos take up a lot of GB also a video editing program you are familiar with to edit your videos
6.Scanner app is always helpful
7.If you are going to focus on a specific department or division, become familiar with that area….(so you know where you going, and don’t waste time being lost)
8.Know your state laws know the written policies -not that they will abide by them, but you can be more confident in your defense.
9.Start with a partner or group- reach out to other cop watchers and/or auditors in your area, or even out of state for advice.
You will figure out your style as time goes on. Try not to worry about the negatives people may say or comment, you have to have a thick skin to do what we do….
I personally am not out to be arrested and have to spend my valuable time in court, or have to be robbed of my money- but if you are – make sure whomever you are copwatching with knows that is your goal- so the appropriate people can be contacted in that event…
So much more I will say if the response to this video is good- and I go on to make the longer video.
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