Filming the Police

Tips for Police Officers and Those Who Film Them


The First Amendment protects our right to photograph and record police activity in public spaces, but without some basic rules of the road, encounters between police and individuals who film them have the potential to go awry. To help ease uncertainty, and to encourage civil interactions rather than confrontations, the Policing Project created this short guide of DO’s and DON’Ts, for both police officers and those filming them. A WCAG compliant version of this resource is also available for screen readers.