Police Body-Worn Camera Recording

To request a body-worn camera recording, please fill out the Police Body-Worn Camera Recording form. State law requires the Police Department to retain all recordings for at least sixty days. After this sixty-day period, the Police Department deletes recordings in accordance with the applicable records retention schedule.

According to state law, a request for a body worn camera recording must:

  • Specifically identify a name of a person or persons involved in the incident
  • Provide the incident or case number
  • Provide the date, time, and location of the incident or incidents, or
  • Identify a law enforcement officer involved in the incident

Within five business days after the receipt of a request, the City's Public Records Officer will do one or more of the following:

  • Make requested records available for inspection or copying
  • Acknowledge the receipt of request and provide a reasonable estimate of when requested records will be available
  • Seek clarification of unclear requests
  • Deny the request and cite the legal exemption
  • Common Exemptions related to body-worn camera recording: RCW 42.56.240(14)

Charges for Copies of Public Records

  • There is no charge for inspecting public records. Black and white copies (8 1/2 by 11) are $0.15 per page.
  • Mailing includes actual cost of postage and shipping container.
  • A DVD/CD is $15
  • If the requested number of records is large, the City may charge a deposit of up to 10% of the estimated cost of an entire request before copying records. Also, the City may provide the requested records in installments.

Additional Information

For more information regarding requests for public records, view the information provided by Washington's Attorney General.