Support Services Division
The Support Services Division is comprised primarily of professional staff. The division encompasses the Records Division and Property and Evidence. The Support Services Division is part of the Community Relations Bureau.
The Records Department serves as one of the most important functions in the Department. Under the direction of the Records Supervisor, the section is staffed with one Senior Records Specialist and seven Records Specialist. Seven 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 WATCH 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) and one part-time Community Services Officer (CSO). The Property and Evidence Division prepares evidence requests made by officers. The Division is responsible for the 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 offers training to all department personnel on the current and proper handling of evidence.