The mission of Records Division is to function in a supporting role to the patrol and investigative divisions. Additionally, Records provides customer service to the general public, HPD staff, and other criminal justice agencies by providing police offense reports and crash reports through multiple mediums. Some of the division’s units include:
Auto Theft/Tow-In/Repossession Section, a 24/7 operation that maintains information about towed vehicles;
Criminal History Section, which updates records for arrested suspects;
Public Counter, which responds to call, mail and walk-in requests from the public seeking copies of crash and incident reports;
Staff Review, which collects crime statistics in accordance with the National Incident Based Reporting System for the monthly crime reporting to the state; and
Subpoena Section, which receives and reviews subpoenas served to the department and prepares responsive materials (e.g., reports, videos, pictures).