I think the answer is to carry a recorder that's also an MP3 player, and just don't tell them you're recording. If they don't arrest you, they'll never have any idea. If they do arrest you and take your stuff, they'll probably just think the device is an MP3 player (keep some tunes on it).treesloth said:While I believe that most cops are honest, it's always possible to get the one that might decide to lose the recording if it works against them. I hate to think of that possibility, but it's there nonetheless. However, I would be interested to know would happen if an officer demanded that a person stop recording. The law seems to say they can't, but should a person continue anyway, rather than give up evidence? The easy answer is just to make sure the officer doesn't know, I suppose.