FAQ: Can I lawfully record the actions of a Police Officer on video or audio?

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We are frequently asked whether it is lawful for members of the public to make audio or visual recordings of Police Officers.

The answer, in simple terms, is yes.

The  NSW Police Media Policy 2016 states that:

“Members of the public have the right to take photographs of or film Police Officers, and incidents involving Police Officers, which are observable from a public space, or from a privately owned place with the consent of the owner/occupier.”

If you are a member of the public and the actions of a police officer are observable from a public space, you are within your rights to create an audio and/or visual recording of the Police Officer(s).

If you are in your own home, whether as an owner or a tenant, you are within your rights to create an audio and/or visual recording of any Police Officer(s) present.

Do you have any more questions about Police and your rights? Do you believe your rights have been infringed?

Call us now on (02) 9261 4281, or email us at .

 

Juliette Reskov

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