Central Records is a multi-faceted unit that serves as the department’s memory. The records unit is comprised of civilian employees who accurately process all departmental records and reports in a manner which permits timely retrieval. Central Records is responsible for the maintenance and security of all law enforcement records.Records Unit employees must be multi-skilled as they are required to accomplish duties unlike any other clerical job. It is the responsibility of the Records Unit to accurately receive, record, maintain, retrieve, and distribute official police records in a timely manner. On a weekly basis the Records Unit processes hundreds of police reports. These reports are organized and forwarded to the appropriate unit within the agency for follow-up. In addition, the Records Unit coordinates distribution of police reports to other law enforcement agencies along with the courts for prosecutorial proceedings.