Copwatching is the tactic of watching and or filming the police with the goal of preventing, reducing and documenting incidents of police terror and misconduct. It is strongly advised that participants are trained to know their legal rights under the law and attend a Copwatch training before going on Copwatch patrols. Copwatch trainings can be an initial step for building a Copwatch working group within your local and building contacts and gaining recruits for your local in general.