How to Request Audio Recordings

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911 Audio RecordingsPublic Safety Communications Audio Unit
17321 Melford Boulevard
Bowie, MD 20715
Phone: 301-352-1401

Audio recordings of E911 calls may be obtained by submitting Freedom of Information / Maryland Public Information Act requests through the Public Safety Communications Audio Section. The requested recording will be mailed to the address provided on the request form only.

Please note, recordings prior to May 4, 2011 are not available.

A $100 minimum administrative fee will be assessed for all 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 payments must be received prior to processing any request. 

Requests to obtain copies of audio recordings under FOIA or MPIA may not be requested in person or dropped off at the Public Safety Communications Center. The recordings will be mailed to the address provided on the request form and may not be picked up at the Public Safety Communications 9-1-1 Center.

Click here to request the audio recordings 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.  

MPIA and FOIA requests for audio recordings may also be made by completing an Audio Request Form and submitting the form via US Postal Service or other delivery method. Requests made using the paper request form must include a $100.00 check or money order.  Audio recording requests submitted via the postal service or other delivery service and/or with a paper check as the method of payment will not be accepted after December 31, 2014.  Click here to download a copy of the Audio Recording Request Form. 

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.

To request the status of an audio recording request or if you have any questions please contact the Public Safety Communications Audio Unit at 301-352-1401 or send an email to

Please allow up to thirty (30) days to process your request.