Gainesville Copwatch aims to increase public safety and security by directly observing police conduct, documenting police-related incidents, and communicating about police activities. We advocate principles of non-violence while asserting the rights of citizens to empower themselves and unite against police abuse. We encourage citizens to explore alternative ways of achieving restorative justice WITHOUT police intervention. Through this, we hope to improve the safety and security of Gainesville residents and promote a more healthy and harmonious community. For more information, review the Copwatch Handbook: An introduction to citizen monitoring of the police.