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'PCSO Watch'

The Office of Community Sousveillance | 09.01.2009 17:51 | Free Spaces | Social Struggles

The Office is interested in playfully and creatively engaging with concerned individuals to interact and comment on government initiatives relating to surveillance, control and policing. The Office of Community Sousveillance will be patrolling hotspots around Nottingham during January 2009.

What is 'PCSO Watch'?

PCSO Watch is inspired by an incident back in October 2007, when Officer Rob O' Copp, the founding member of the Office of Community Sousveillance was fined £30 by a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), for cycling a short distance across the pavement towards a cycle stand in Nottingham City Centre.

The project is led by Officer Rob O'Copp who is inviting other maverick 'Officers' to join him to playfully gather information, data, and stories about PCSOs and their Community Protection Officer (CPO) colleagues. Officers are asking the public for help in contributing their own stories and interactions to add to our online blog.

"PCSO Watch is a playful piece of research, which, I should add for the record, is completely unmotivated by revenge on my part in any way whatsoever." Officer Rob O'Copp

We are looking for members of the public who would like to be interviewed anonymously or wearing a disguise for our video archive. If you are interested in contributing, or for more information please contact:

Officer Rob O'Copp at The Office of Community Sousveillance
phone 07530 946082

The Office of Community Sousveillance
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Display the following 35 comments

  1. why? — casual observer
  2. but then again... — Un-observer
  3. they know not what they do — tiddlemouse
  4. What a waste of council tax..... — Mike Hunt
  5. un-observer — Casual observer
  6. Against this society of conformity — Cop watcher
  7. PCSO's V CPO's? — Martin Fairbourne
  8. Professionalism, Fairness and Satisfaction. — Julie H
  9. PiSCOff — fly Poster
  10. CPOs vs PCSOs — Casual observer
  11. Why say who you are? — Twiggs
  12. Twiggs — Casual Observer
  13. Why not run off? — PC Dixon
  14. PCSO's cycling on the pavement in Nottingham — Officer De Railleur
  15. Casual observer = Notts City Council employee — Cop Watcher
  16. Officer O'Copp at your service — Rob O'Copp
  17. copwatcher — observer
  18. To Casual observer (PSCO) — PisCOff
  19. Why not bash figures of authority? — Cop Watcher
  20. Couldn't be bothered to write casual — Casual observer
  21. Ruining a system that works really well. — Ms Freecycle
  22. Now that's what I call real 'Community Support' — Jo
  23. Pre-judged response — Cop Watcher
  24. you guys — casual observer
  25. No grounds of reasonable suspicion — Landscape gardener
  26. to Casual copper — One of the "guys"
  27. The state serves itself and no one else — Cop Watcher
  28. Incident report (ref 230) — PCSO Watch
  29. Incident report (ref 232) — PCSO WATCH
  30. To Rob O Copp — wondering
  31. Reporting from Hyson Green — Rob O'Copp
  32. feedback — Rob O'Copp
  33. re last post, disabled chap — Super Hans
  34. FYI — Robert Greenman