To help achieve our goal of creating a city-wide culture of Cop Watch:
We have created a network open to organizations and ad-hoc groups of community members to join, where they can obtain training, resources and support to conduct Cop Watch in their communities. These formations are called "network teams" or "teams."
The network includes Peoples' Justice (PJ)-member organizations and non PJ-member organizations and groups that have been trained to conduct Cop Watch by PJ. Teams must attend a PJ Cop Watch Training prior to joining the network.
Network teams must agree to the PJ Cop Watch Network guidelines and protocol (see above.) The purpose is not to conduct Cop Watch only once, but rather to create a sustained presence in our communities. Considering this, network teams should commit to conducting Cop Watch at least 6 times in a year.
Part of the purpose of Cop Watch is to be visible to our community members and to the NYPD. By identifying ourselves, our community members will not only know who we are, but we will also demonstrate an organized and unified resistance to police misconduct and brutality. Therefore, teams should wear Cop Watch buttons or clothing and distribute Know Your Rights and Cop Watch materials. We encourage you to use and disseminate the material produced by Peoples' Justice, though this is not always necessary.
To help achieve our goals of sharing information and holding the police accountable, network teams should provide report-backs and share information, data and footage with the PJ Cop Watch Network Coordinating Body.