Support Services Bureau
The Support Services Bureau is comprised primarily of non-sworn staff. The bureau encompasses the Records Division and Property and Evidence.
The Records Division serves as one of the most important functions in the Department. Under the direction of the Records Supervisor, the section is staffed with five Senior Records Specialists and one Records Specialist. Five of the Specialists share duties including working the front counter and one Specialist is assigned to the Warrants Desk.
The Division is responsible for entering and processing all crime, traffic, warrant, citation, towed vehicles and property information into computerized databases. Data verification is a key Records function and requires a keen eye for attention to detail to ensure statistical crime and arrest data is properly reported to DOJ and FBI monthly. Timely and accurate data entry is critical for the Department's weekly COMPSTAT efforts.
Staff at the front counter is your first contact when entering or calling the Police Department. They take reports from citizens at the counter and via phone. They also process release requests for impounded and/or stored vehicles and sign off "fix it" tickets. Electronic Live Scan for employment applicants and registrants are also processed by front counter personnel.
Property & Evidence
Woodland Police Department's Property and Evidence Division is currently staffed by one full-time Community Services Officer (CSO). The department also has three cross-trained Records Specialists who serve as back up to the CSO Division. The Property and Evidence Division prepares evidence requests made by officers. The Division is responsible for storage, management, processing, release and disposal of property and evidence.
The members of the Community Services Officer Division and the assisting Records Specialists are also well versed in crime scene investigations, photography, and the proper handling of forensic, fingerprint, and ballistic evidence. The Property and Evidence Division works closely with the department's Crime Scene Investigators and offer training to all department personnel on the current and proper handling of evidence.