Copwatch is an education program and app for the Australian Aboriginal Community to help improve engagement, trust and accountability between police and Aboriginal people. The Copwatch app lets you record interactions with police - safely and legally.


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Copwatch respects your privacy

Privacy Policy

CopWatch does not collect any of your personal information. You can feel safe using Copwatch with your privacy protected.

Any recordings you make through the use of the app are saved on your own personal device according to your preferences and settings. We do not save or have access to these recordings. This gives you the power and choice to decide how and when to share a recording. If you want to keep it private, you can.


The information provided by this website is for general guidance on using the Copwatch app and recording police. The applicability of different laws can vary widely, depending on the context of the situation concerned. Although every attempt has been made to ensure that the information provided by this website is accurate and reliable, the National Justice Project provides no guarantees that the information is untainted by omissions or errors.

The information provided on this site is done so with an understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering legal advice or services. Accordingly, this information cannot be used as a substitute for consultation with legal professionals.

In no event will the National Justice Project, its related corporations or partnerships, nor its employees be liable for the consequences of any decision or action taken in reliance on the information in this website.

The National Justice Project makes no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other websites that are connected to the Copwatch website.