The First International CopWatch Conference was held at Laney College in Oakland, California, USA from July 13 through 15, 2007.

At the conclusion of this conference there was a feeling, by some, that there could be more communication between the groups for informational mutual assistance and resource sharing via the internet. Keeping in mind the fact that many people are not even connected to the internet, this website is created with the goal of being a resource for any individual seeking information about the CopWatch movement and for Coordinators of local groups.