Portland Copwatch Orientation and Trainings

Last Mondays, June-July-August 2005
6:00 PM

Click here for a .pdf flyer about the trainings


Portland Copwatch has scheduled a cycle of the three trainings we offer to those who wish to volunteer with us or those who are just curious about police accountability issues.
The three trainings are:
Portland Copwatch Orientation (Monday, June 27)-1.5 hours (6-7:30 PM)
Your Rights and the Police Seminar (Monday, July 25)-1.5 hours (6-7:30 PM)
Portland Copwatch training (Monday, August 29)-2.5 hours (6-8:30 PM)

All will be held at the Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave (on the #8 Bus Line), at 6 PM.

We request a $10 total donation to secure your place in the trainings.
That's right just $10 covers all three sessions, regardless of how many you are planning to attend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The donation will help us cover costs related to the trainings.
At the end of the cycle we will issue a certificate indicating which trainings you have completed.
It is highly recommended to attend the first two trainings as background for the Copwatch training in August.

Please RSVP by phone or email and send your donation to us at the address below.

Details on the trainings:

Portland Copwatch orientation (June 27)

introduces you to our organization and many of the issues we work on, covers possibilities for volunteering, and contextualizes some
of the "Alphabet soup" we talk about at meetings. (What's the PJTTF? The CRC? What's the APCA, the AMA, the AFSC? How can
you express being anti-police brutality but not anti-police?)

The orientation is pretty much mandatory for people who want to be active members of Portland Copwatch.

Your Rights and the Police seminar (July 25)

reviews basic rights to know for being stopped by, harmed by, or when observing the police. A lawyer will be present to help answer
legal questions best not answered by the volunteers at PCW.

Copwatch training (August 29)

Learn how to safely, legally and effectively monitor police behavior.
Includes background on what to do when stopped by police and how to file complaints. Includes role playing and a training video.

RSVP now to secure your place, there will be a cut-off point to limit the number of participants.


Dan Handelman
--Portland Copwatch
(a project of Peace and Justice Works)
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065 (office)
(503) 321-5120 (incident report line)

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Page posted May 30, 2005