The Records Unit consists of one Records Supervisor, a Senior Records Clerk, one Police Service Officer and three records clerks. Records personnel perform a variety of duties that range from administrative and clerical support to Hanford Police staff and officers to assisting the general public at the front counter and on the telephone.
Record keeping is the keystone for critical law enforcement responsibilities. The majority of paperwork Department personnel generate is processed through the Records Unit. The Records Unit is the keeper for all police reports that require photocopying, distributing and filing. This includes arrests, traffic accidents, incident and other miscellaneous reports.
Records personnel are responsible for preparing arrest and report packages for the District Attorney’s Office and processing citations to the courts, as well as distributing other paperwork to various local and state agencies.
Another important component of the Records Unit is the maintenance and security of police records. Records personnel must be aware of and apply the legal exemptions to the release of information to protect individual privacy, safety, reputation and on-going investigations. The intent of the exemptions is to protect law enforcement investigations, not to shield information from legitimate scrutiny. Records personnel are responsible for ensuring that police records are released according to law.
Effective April 19, 2010, The Hanford Police Department implemented the following fees, per resolution NO 10-10-R
Concealed weapons permits $160.00
Concealed carry renewals $35.00
Police Incident Reports $10.00
Traffic Accident Reports $10.00
Copies of Citations $5.00
Citation sign off for other agencies $10.00
Taxi Cab Driver Permits $70.00
Taxi Cab Renewal $20.00
Vehicle Impound Fees:
With impound hearing: $101.00
Without impound hearing: $85.00