Police Department

Public Records Request

Copies of Public Records will be released by designated personnel Monday through Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 am, excluding holidays recognized by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Requests for *Public Records must be made in writing by submitting a completed "Public Record Request"form or comparable written request. Generally, copies of public records will be provided at no cost. N.C.G.S. 132-6.2(b) allows for charges to fill extraordinary requests. The requests will be processed as promptly as possible.

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*For purposes of UNCW Police Department policy, the term Public Records includes those items defined as Public Records in N.C.G.S. 132-1, as amended. Likewise, the term Police Record is defined as Criminal Investigations; intelligence information records as defined in N.C.G.S. 132-1.4, as amended. Due to State and Federal regulations governing the dissemination of Police Records, criminal history information and education records, several types of inquiries are considered protected from disclosure and may require a waiver to release. A record of who receives the information and why it is needed will be maintained. Some examples of valid purposes are:

  • in-progress criminal investigation
  • preparation for court proceedings
  • preparation for seeking indictments or search warrants
  • criminal justice pre-employment check