Support Services (Records)

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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 February 2019 14:14

 

The Backbone of the Department

The Support Services Commander oversees the Support Services section, which is managed by the Support Services Manager. Support Services includes our Records team, policy technology, and property/evidence.

The Records is team is made up of six Records Specialists and one Public Records Officer. They are responsible for answering all incoming calls and greeting the public while ensuring the quality and integrity of data entry.  They are responsible for transcribing police reports, completing data entry of infractions, citations, and accidents as well as updated court dispositions, protection orders, and many other court documents.  They monitor our holding facility and are responsible for the documentation of jail activity while letting officers in and out of the jail area. They post the Daily Activity Log to the department website.  They process applications for concealed pistol licenses and assist local firearm dealers with pistol transfers.  They issue dog licenses and receipt out a variety of transactions including parking permits and paying for parking tickets. 

Advanced duties handled by the records team including dissemination of police reports and other records to other agencies and the public.   They follow the Washington State Retention Schedules, and help prepare our National Incident Based Reporting (NIBR’s) report that is submitted to the State and FBI.  Our Records team has a very demanding time line for responding to all public record requests.  They do all the criminal background checks and work very close with our prosecutor’s office clarifying information.  They will also help you with fingerprinting, obtaining a police clearance letter, or inspection your police record (if you have one). 

You will also find Property and Evidence under the wing of Support Services.  Check out our web site for lost and found property.  Rick Peringer is our Property and Evidence custodian.  He brings an expertise to our department that includes 30 years as a commissioned police officer, 15 of those years as a detective.  Rick is extremely detail oriented.  He is responsible for tracking over 6,000 different pieces of property and evidence a year.  Property doesn’t just come in and sit on a shelf.  Rick has to research every piece and route it to a variety of outcomes.  Property and evidence will either be sent to a lab, be destroyed, returned to an owner, sent to an auction site or preserved for court.  Every step is mandated by a law and needs to be documented.  Each law needs to be studied and monitored for revisions or updates.  As a “side job” Rick orders the majority of supplies, uniforms and a variety of equipment.  This is all done with a great sense of humor.

No support team would be complete without an IT guy!  Brenden McNannay not only handles department IT issues, but also supports all police department technology, including body-worn cameras, in-car cameras, facility cameras, Adams mall cameras, special software programs, etc.  He is absolutely vital to all of our operations.

Members of the Support Services Department can be contacted by calling (509) 334-0802