The records staff of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department employ some truly unsung heroes. Though it may seem less glamorous than many other functions of the Police Department, the records staff is vitally important to keeping the agency functional. When a member of the public comes to the Police Department during normal business hours, it will usually be one of the records staff who greets them first. They field inquiries and complaints from the public at the counter and by telephone, providing and obtaining information in accordance with the law and policies.
They are quick with a smile and a word of comfort while directing the public to the appropriate resource. The records staff perform complex specialized record-keeping and tasks related to police functions by using automated and manual systems. They maintain pertinent information regarding complaints in accordance with prescribed policies and regulations. They receive and distribute a variety of material such as arrest and traffic collision reports. The records technicians conduct statistical checks, maintain updated files, and correspond with other local, state, and federal agencies as prescribed by law.
For questions or more information, please contact the Records Division at (530) 542-6100.