Police Monitoring and Legal Observation Training
Sunday, April 18 [10.30-4.30]
Friends Meeting House
173 Euston Road
Are you worried about abuse of police powers at protests and in your community?
Ever moaned about an ever increasing police state but haven’t known what to do?
Come to the Network for Police Monitoring training and start holding them to account for their actions.
Everyone welcome, whether you have experience to share, want to brush up on skills or have no experience whatsoever.
Many abuses of police powers occur because we let them. Legal observation and police monitoring are effective tools in tackling such abuses and can make a real difference from collating the data necessary for effective legal challenges to providing and collecting witness statements for those arrested. These actions have both challenged the way protest and the streets are policed and kept innocent people out of prison.
Sessions will include police powers, stop and search and surveillance, as well as workshops on legal observation and police monitoring.
Network for Police Monitoring is a new organisation made up of individuals involved in Campaign Against Criminalising Communities, Climate Camp Legal Team, Fitwatch, Legal Defence and Monitoring Group and Newham Monitoring Project. This is the first time so many groups have come together to offer training and it should be an interesting day. However, it also the first time we have offered this training, and feedback will be very welcome.
Although participants do not have to commit to doing legal observation/monitoring, it is hoped you will want to use your skills and we will be inviting people to join us for the next major protest on May 1st in Central London.
Whilst there is no registration, please email
to let us know if your planning to come so we have an idea of numbers.