Someone Is Knocking At My Door

Can I videotape them?

It is not against the law to videotape law enforcement while they are doing their job, as long as you do not interfere with what they are doing. However, ICE agents may try to stop you from filming them.

Be aware:

  • ICE agents are armed law enforcement officials who are first and foremost concerned for their own safety. Before taking out a recording device, it is best to assess the situation and determine whether taking a video could escalate the situation and endanger anyone present.

  • If you choose to record, you must make it obvious that you are recording. Almost every state has laws against “secret” recordings. Do not cover up, hide or conceal your camera/phone.

To avoid being accused of interfering with an arrest, you should stand several feet away from any law enforcement action taking place, if you choose to record.