Our Records department enters all criminal reports, summonses, traffic citations, and accident reports into the computer. The originals are filed and stored. These documents are then kept until they can be destroyed, according to the retention schedule approved by the State Auditor's Office.
All arrestee information is entered into a computer and is permanent, with the exception of expungement orders from the Courts.
Upon request, we provide the public, news media, insurance companies and other law enforcement agencies, with copies of reports or arrest information, provide criminal background checks, and fingerprinting for the general public.
Each month our Records Office submits U.C.R. (Uniform Crime Report) statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investigation located in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to be used in monitoring the crime rate for the United States. Only the major crimes which include, Homicides, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assaults, Burglary - Breaking and Entering, Larceny - Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson are included in these statistics. This information is distributed to local news media on a quarterly basis.