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Request 9-1-1 recordings
Record Access Officer (9-1-1 Records)
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What you need for Request 9-1-1 recordings
Here are a few tips you should consider when building your public records request:
- When requesting public records, you should provide a reasonable description of the records sought and a preferred format, if any, for receiving public records that are available in electronic form.
- Public agencies need to adhere to the law requiring them to secure personally identifiable information and prevent unwarranted invasions of privacy. Documents containing such information must be redacted carefully before releasing, expanding time needed for production. You should consider how you might revise your public records request to exclude records containing such information.
- You should consider how you can narrow the scope of your request to expedite the production process. The first four hours of work performed to respond to a public records request will be performed at no cost. After that, the agency may charge up to $25 per hour.
Requesting 9-1-1 recordings
The State 911 Department PSAP Operations Division primarily handles wireless 9-1-1 calls. Your requests for wireline 9-1-1 calls should be directed to the local Public Safety Answering Point or local public safety agency.
The State 911 Department PSAP Operations Division does not maintain records of two-way radio transmissions. For requests for radio transmissions, please contact Massachusetts State Police Audio Records Requests via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at:
Massachusetts State Police
Communications Section/Audio Records Requests
50 Maple St, Milford MA 01757
- Please note that 9-1-1 call recordings transferred to a local jurisdiction should be requested from that jurisdiction. The State 911 Department PSAP Operations Division in Milford only records wireless 9-1-1 calls up to the point that the dispatcher disconnects from the call. Calls transferred to a State Police barracks are not recorded at the barracks level.
- The State 911 Department PSAP Operations Division in Milford handles wireless 9-1-1 calls for the following communities:
How to request Request 9-1-1 recordings
You can contact our 9-1-1 Records Access Officer at email@example.com to request 9-1-1 recordings.
You can also request 9-1-1 recordings online from the State 911 Department here.
You can call our 9-1-1 Records Access Officer at (508) 820-2116 to request 9-1-1 recordings.
You can mail your request to our 9-1-1 Records Access Officer at:
Records Access Officer
State 911 Department PSAP Operations Division
31 Maple Street
Milford, MA 01757
More info for Request 9-1-1 recordings
- You should provide the following information to assist in locating records:
- date of call
- approximate time of call
- city/town where call was placed
- telephone number from which call was placed, if known,
- any additional information that could assist in locating the record
- You should make your request as narrow in scope as possible in order for the State 911 Department to respond timely to your request.
- You should keep in mind that the State 911 Department is not required to create a record that does not already exist. Also, public records are kept only for a certain number of years, consistent with the State Records Retention Schedule, and therefore we may no longer have a record that once existed.
- All your requests will be responded to consistent with the guidance issued by Governor Baker on July 30, 2015.