Community Control Over Police Surveillance

In most cities, decisions to acquire and use surveillance technologies are made in secret by police departments without any input from the public or their elected officials. This has to stop. Local city councils alone, not the police, should be empowered to decide if and how surveillance technologies are used, through a process that maximizes the public’s influence over those decisions.  That is the objective of the Community Control Over Police Surveillance (CCOPS) effort.