Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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. Make a  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.  
Questions

If you have questions, contact the Public Safety Communications Audio Section at 301-352-1401 or email.