Emergency Calls 0% open

Prince George's County, MD

What data is expected?

Calls for service from Police, Fire, and EMS. Emergency response is one of the most important functions of local government as the lives of city residents may be on the line. Emergency call data can provide insight into the most common public safety issues facing a city, as well as geographic areas most affected. Transparent public access to emergency call data can also serve to keep dispatch and public safety offices accountable.

Emergency calls may include 911 calls, 911 calls plus agency-initiated calls, actual dispatches, or something similar. Sometimes calls for things like sensitive crimes may be excluded; this is acceptable.

When searching for Emergency Calls data, note that EMS is often included within Fire but is sometimes separate. If this data is spread out across multiple datasets (which is often the case), the section where you link to the data must include links to all of them. (More info)

  • Date and time
  • Type or description
  • Location (may be coordinates or addresses; addresses may be at the block level, such as “5XX Main Street”)

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free online No Requests for the recordings require a fee and are made via https://pscrecordingrequest.princegeorgescountymd.gov/
In an open format
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Office of Homeland Security - Public Safety Communications Audio Unit
online_otherwise No After a FOIA Audio request from the Public Safety Communications Audio Unit they state the recordings will be mailed to the address listed in the request as stated in: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/752/Public-Safety-Communications-Audio-Unit Additionally the request states to give 30 days to process.
The Prince George's County Public Safety Commission routes 911 for 5 municipal police departments and routes appropriately. These are Hyattsville, Laurel, Greenbelt, Riverdale, and Bladensburg. The Maryland State Police is also a possible route. Audio requests require a$100 minimum administrative fee for all requests. Then a service fee of 2.5% is applied to each credit and debit card transaction. While eCheck/ACH payments will only incur a $1.49 service fee. Processing states to allow 30 days to process a request as stated in https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/752/Public-Safety-Communications-Audio-Unit and https://pscrecordingrequest.princegeorgescountymd.gov/ . There are no statements on the website about requesting text summaries or categorized call logs.

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Reviewer   Jonathan Brier
Submitters   Jonathan Brier
Last modified   Sun Mar 04 2018 22:38:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)