In response to a request from the Scottsdale Police Records Supervisors and the Arizona Law Enforcement Records Managers Association, Gov. Doug Ducey recently proclaimed a “Law Enforcement Records Personnel Appreciation Day.”
Governor Ducey granted the request to honor law enforcement records personnel with a proclamation that was celebrated on Nov. 9.
“It is now and will always be our goal to provide valuable, timely information and services for our citizens and law enforcement officers,” Scottsdale Police Records Manager Whitney Pitt said in a press release. “At the Scottsdale Police Department we have an incredibly passionate staff that sincerely cares about accuracy, timeliness and professionalism. Today is a long time coming, and a special day to celebrate all Records personnel’s dedication around the state.”
According to the city’s police records department, records personnel provide administrative support for Scottsdale officers and detectives. Records personnel handle public records requests for items such as police reports, body camera recordings, 911 recordings, interviews, subpoenas and fill other government agency report requests.
Although the state’s agency record unit functions vary, personnel provide vital services including daily communication with citizens as well as with city, county, state and federal government offices. Records personnel also assist in research, reporting and maintaining criminal data bases which often help identify and pursue suspects.