Thank you for supporting our work!
Your contributions make this movement possible.
We are a completely volunteer-run organization and we rely on community support to make Berkeley Copwatch possible.
Founded in 1990, Berkeley Copwatch is a volunteer community organization that works towards police accountability by going out on Copwatch shifts and documenting police interactions with the community. In addition to going on shifts, we conduct free trainings on how to document misconduct, how to assert our rights and how to support individuals and communities in addressing issues of police and the abuse of power. We provide advice and support to victims of police abuse, teach a class in Community Based Police Accountability through UC Berkeley and we take on issues of militarization of police, racial profiling and treatment of the homeless people in our town.
In 2013 we received the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists' James Madison Freedom of Information Award for our use of the Public Records Act in opposing Berkeley police efforts to obtain an armored personnel carrier.
Because all of our work is volunteer-run, Berkeley Copwatch cannot do this work without the support of the community.
We need your help to maintain our ability to continue organizing around police misconduct.
Thank you for making a donation!
Copwatch is also accepting in-kind donations. Contact us if you have items you wish to donate.
General office supplies
Books, literature & resources on policing for our library
You can also send a check to Grassroots House at 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Berkeley Copwatch is a project of the Grassroots House, a non-profit organization registered with the federal government under IRS tax code 501(c)(3); all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
The Grassroots House tax ID is 20-3541104.