Copwatch (also Cop Watch) is a network of activist organizations that observe and document police activity while looking for signs of police misconduct and police brutality. We believe that monitoring police activity on the streets is one way to reduce police brutality and can potentially hold the police accountable in incidents involving assaults or police misconduct.

Monterey County Copwatch is a project of the Direct Action Monterey Network. We host Copwatch and Know Your Rights information sessions; and currently have a Twitter and Facebook where you can highlight abuses by police in Monterey County.

We plan to compile a public database of incidents of police violence in the region in order to create a resource for people who have been a victim or have witnessed police intimidation, assault, or excessive force.



EMAIL: montereycountycopwatch [at]