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CopDB has three main types of data, Cops, Incidents, and Media. The technical purpose of CopDB is to track the existence and activity of cops. Media records are meant to attach things like documents, videos, and images to cops or incidents or both.

There are broadly two ways for users to add data to CopDB, Edits and Reports. These are explained more on their respective pages but generally edits are used to update existing data about a single Cop or Incident, while Reports are used to add new Cops and Incidents.

All users are allowed and encouraged to make Edits and Reports! Don't worry about them being perfect or anything because moderators have to review and approve them before they are published and you can edit them later.