Public Legal Education on Police Powers

We know that accessible legal education tools are a priority for many communities – including people who rely on public space, people who use illicit substances, service providers, and the general public. Pivot prioritizes resources for the most marginalized members of our communities, and campaigners and community educators work to develop resources that outline people’s rights. Interacting with police or other law enforcement officials is intimidating at the best of times, and we want to equip folks to understand their rights and the limits of police power in common scenarios.

Pivot continues to seek direction and feedback about useful resources and we are currently working on several resources, related to police powers in shelters & supportive housing, drinkers’ rights, and rights of youth interacting with police.