Yes, it’s legal to film the police.
There are persistent reports of drug detection dog operations being run in ways that are concerning. Video footage is crucial to uncovering the truth about this and other police activities.
If you see something that doesn’t look right, film it.
Many police are already on side with our cause. They see that arresting drug users achieves nothing, and they see the detrimental effect of drug law enforcement on the relationship between police and communities. They are our allies.
This initiative is about promoting good policing, not antagonizing the police. As WA Police have commented in the past “We see [filming] as more of a benefit than a hindrance as it helps ensure that all WA Police are ‘in the right place at the right time doing the right thing’.”
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