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Public Safety Communications Audio Unit
17321 Melford Boulevard
Bowie, MD 20715
Audio recordings of E911 calls may be obtained through the Public Safety Communications Audio Section using the processes described below. Audio recordings may not be requested by phone or dropped off at the 9-1-1 Public Safety Communications Center.
Please allow up to thirty (30) days to process your request. If you have any questions or would like to find out the status of your request, please contact the Public Safety Communications Audio Unit at 301-352-1401 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All requested recordings will be mailed to the address provided on the request form. Please note that the recordings may not be picked up at the Public Safety Communications 9-1-1 Center.
Information regarding the process to obtain copies of Prince George's County Police Reports may be obtained by calling the Police Records Center Automated Request Line at (301) 985-3660. Information regarding the process to obtain incident reports from the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department is available on the following webpage http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/Fire/About/SSC/Pages/Information-Management-Division.aspx
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) Requests for Audio Recordings
A $100 minimum administrative fee will be assessed for all FOIA/MPIA requests, to include requests where the search and review process determines that no recordings or documents may be provided. An additional fee of $100 per hour may be assessed for requests that require more than two (2) hours to produce. All information related to the request and incident must be provided and all payments must be received prior to processing any request.
Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications is pleased to provide an online process to request Audio Recordings through the Freedom of Information / Maryland Public Information Act. This process provides a very effective and efficient means of processing the audio recording requests. Click Here to Request 9-1-1 Audio Recordings Online.
Online payments may be made by ECheck/ACH, Credit Card or Debit Card. A $2.50 service fee is applied for each Credit Card or Debit Card transaction and a $1.49 service fee applies to each Electronic Check/ACH transaction.
If you are unable to process your request via the online Audio Request Form, please contact the Audio Unit at 301-352-1401 or send an email to the address shown below, and an Audio Specialist will assist you. We are here to help you in this process.
Subpoena Duces Tecum Requests for Audio Recordings
To obtain a copy of an audio recording as evidence in a criminal or civil matter, please submit the subpoena along with the $100 fee to the Public Safety Communications Audio Unit. All requests must be made using the on-line form. Research and reproduction fees will be waived for requests submitted from the Prince George’s County Office of the State’s Attorney, County Attorney, and Office of the Public Defender.
Print or Television Media Audio Recording Requests
Please note that all print or television media requests for audio recordings must go through the Prince George's County Executive's Press Information Officer and submitted as a FOIA request.
If you have questions, contact the Public Safety Communications Audio Section at 301-352-1401 or email email@example.com.