Can I request copies of dispatch reports or 911 audio recordings?

You can request paper copies of dispatch reports and/or 911 audio recordings. They can be requested and released, as long as they are not part of an active investigation. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50 18, 1971(c) and (d), Laurens County is authorized to charge for the costs of producing documents requested. The cost of producing these documents is .10¢ per page and $5 per disc, as well as a charge for the "direct administrative costs for complying with a request under this code section." This means you will be charged the hourly salary of the lowest paid full-time employee who has the necessary skill and training to perform the request. However, you will not be charged for the first 15 minutes spent on your request. A CD copy will be provided for recording requests.

Request Form

The request form (if not submitted online) may be mailed or dropped off in person at:
515 Southern Pines Road
Dublin, GA 31021 

It can also be faxed to 478-275-7295. The 911 Communications Center has 3 business days (72 hours) to acknowledge receipt of the request and to inform you how long it will take to complete the request. (Open Records Act Request: O.C.G.A. 50 18, 1970.) The E911 Center will take payment in the form of cash, check or credit card. You will be provided a receipt for your records.

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1. When should I call 911?
2. When should I avoid calling 911?
3. What will the 911 call-taker need to know when I call 911?
4. What is the difference between a residential (home) call and a cell phone call?
5. Can I request copies of dispatch reports or 911 audio recordings?