A separate request form must be submitted for each Body-Worn Camera (BWC) recording request. If the requested recording does not meet the requirements for release, you will be notified in writing and will have the right to appeal a denial of your request.
The following is the fee process. Upon receipt of your BWC request, the Video Management Team will prepare an estimate of the costs of your request.
- Estimates that total $100 or more will require a 10 percent non-refundable deposit be paid before any further processing will continue.
- Deposits not received after 60 days will result in the request being cancelled.
- Upon receipt of the deposit, the processing will continue and the final costs will be calculated.
- Any deposit received will be deducted from the final costs to determine the Final Amount Due.
- Once processing is completed, you will be provided the Final Amount Due advising the remaining balance due.
- No video will be released until receipt of the Final Amount Due payment.
- Non-payment after 60 days from receiving the Final Amount Due will result in your request being cancelled and your deposit forfeited.
Once your request has been received by the Police Department, you will receive a letter within 10 days advising the estimated costs associated with researching, redacting and producing your requested recording. Maryland law allows for fee waivers for indigency. You may request a waiver if you are unable to pay the necessary fee; to request a waiver, complete an Affidavit of Indigency and submit with your request form.