The proliferation in local police department’s use of surveillance technology, which in most places has occurred without any community input or control, presents significant threats to civil rights and civil liberties that disproportionately impact communities of color and low-income communities.

Here is a list of costly and invasive surveillance technologies that might be recording you, your family, and your neighbors right now.

The nationwide Community Control Over Police Surveillance (CCOPS) effort is looking to increase transparency through legislation mandating that local communities are given a meaningful opportunity to review and participate in all decisions about if and how surveillance technologies are acquired and used locally.

Milwaukee deserves to know how the police are surveilling us. Milwaukee needs CCOPS.