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For Public Records Requests (PRR):

  • Send all requests by email to SheriffPressOffice@guilfordcountync.gov and cc sserrin@guilfordcountync.gov.
  • Please provide your name and a valid email address so that we can communicate with you concerning your request.
  • Please identify the specific time periods for the records you are seeking (e.g., "invoices for patrol vehicles purchased from January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2019”)
  • Submit in your request in plain language—not in technical terms.
  • Clearly identify the information you are seeking.
  • A representative from the Sheriff’s Office will:
    • confirm receipt of your request;
    • contact you for clarifying information regarding your request; and
    • transmit the response to you as expeditiously as possible.  
  • Public records requests are governed by the rules in Chapter 132 of the North Carolina General Statutes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. §132-1.4 states that law enforcement records which document criminal investigations (both ongoing and closed) and/or criminal intelligence records are excluded from the definition of public records.
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. §132-1.4A places limitations on the disclosure of law enforcement videos.  Please refer to that statute for guidance.
  • Chapter 132 further states that the Sheriff's Office is not required to create records that do not already exist.
  • All records requested must pertain to records prepared, collected and/or maintained by the Sheriff's Office (not other County agencies or departments).
  • Please do not send multiple emails requesting the same information.
  • Click here for additional information regarding PRR and limitations in North Carolina.