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New in Version 1.9.6 --
1. YouTube upload authorization has been repaired.
2. We no longer send any upload notification messages from the app.

The Cop Watch Video Recorder app provides the easiest way to create and upload videos about police-citizen interactions. Settings are available to have the app begin recording as soon as it is launched, and to upload video to YouTube automatically. The app also provides some handy reference material concerning your right to shoot these videos.

More information is available on our Support Page http://support.pelau.com

One user writes "I recorded an event when the police were questioning me ... It seemed like because of the fact I was recording them they were acting nicer than usual. At one point 1 of the officers tried to grab my phone, but I warned him if he tried to damage the phone or stop the recording it will be uploaded to YouTube immediately, and then he stopped, LOL. It felt good like we are equals, as it should have always been."

Please note -- all recordings are uploaded to your own private YouTube account. At all times, you can control who, if anyone, can see your videos.

What's New

Version 1.9.6

Fixed YouTube login process.
Location logging respects switches set by the User on the Settings screen.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings



Does not work. Just freezes on the upload screen every time.

Could be promising


This app has potential to be useful. However, it does not seem to behave in a consistent manner. The video screen starts out as a black screen. Sometimes it remains black, and sometimes it starts displaying the camera screen after a few seconds or longer. It would be nice if we could select whether to show the camera screen or to leave it black. Also, even when the screen is black, it seems to be recording and uploading properly, except that you don't know which camera is active. That by itself could render the app useless.

They missed the point. Worthless app

Rushing hhh

You guys have a police misconduct app but allow the cops full access and control of the footage?? What?!

When you stop recording there is a pop up message that says "uploading video" and right under there is a button to "cancel upload" ....seriously?

You also cannot record with your phone locked so if a cop grabs your phone or he has his gun pointed at you, reaching for your phone would be suicide leaving it open for the cop to take, and have complete access to your phone. He will stop the recording, see the uploading messag, and any idiot will press the cancel upload button. Making this app worthless. You need to get rid of the pop up, and you need to allow the phone to record in the background or lock out the rest of your phone.

This app would only be useful in a good by the book police encounter, and why would you need evidence in that case. If you have a bad encounter you are up a stream...

Developer Response

Thanks for the constructive feedback. As of version 1.9.5, we have removed the "cancel" button on the upload dialog. The current iOS technology does not allow us to do any recording while the phone is locked. The footage is uploaded to your own, private YouTube channel, so it should not be accessible to law enforcement without a warrant.
We do appreciate the time you've spent looking at how to improve the app. Should you have any more suggestions, please our support site http://support.pelau.com


Pelau Imagineering Inc
6.2 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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