Audio Recording Request

Authorized Requester and limits:

  • By statute MGL Chapter 166 §14A (d), caller information may not be released to anyone but the caller or a law enforcement investigator (including the district attorneys).Third parties may not receive information on a 911 call, either voice or caller ID.
  • Voice recordings are captured up to the point that the dispatcher disconnects from the call.
  • Radio transmissions may be requested if the emergency incident involves a Chelsea agency. Not all radio frequencies are recorded. 
  • Record retention limit: Records are required by state law to be retained for 1 year in.
[NOTE: Requests for data beyond 1 year in the past should be submitted as they may still be retained.]