What is Recorded?
Greensboro police officers are required to record interactions using their body worn camera when responding to calls for service and conducting proactive policing activities (i.e. vehicle stops). Police are not required to record the entire time they are at work, such as during casual conversations with members of the public.
- Read GPD's Departmental Directive about when police interactions are recorded.
Who Can View the Video?
NC law regulates who is allowed to watch video recordings made with police body worn cameras. Typically, if you are on the video from an officer’s body worn camera, the law would allow for you to watch the video. There are other specifics about who is legally allowed to watch these videos.
- Read GPD's Departmental Directive about when recordings may be released.
How to Request to View the Video?
By state law, your request to watch recordings from a body worn camera must be approved by the Chief of Police or his designee. The police officer who made the recording cannot show you the video.
- Use this form to request to watch a video.
If you are unable to access the above form, visit one of the following locations for help with your request:
Police Headquarters: 100 Police Plaza - Open 24/7
Police District 3: 300 S. Swing Rd. - Open 8 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays
Police District 4: 1106 Maple St. - Open 8 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays
Within three working days of submitting your request, the chief’s designee will contact you and let you know whether or not you are permitted to view the video and how to proceed.
Read these frequently asked questions.
If you have additional questions, call GPD's Body Worn Camera Administrator at 336-373-2468 from 8 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays.