STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-November 7, 2018-Governor Jared Polis signed a proclamation earlier this month recognizing this week as Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week across Colorado for the invaluable efforts these professionals bring to law enforcement agencies.
“Together, the records teams play an integral role in the success of the Steamboat Springs Police Department and Routt County Sheriff’s Office in fulfilling our mission to serve our community,” commented Police Chief Cory Christensen. “The Records Divisions are the first employees to greet citizens in the new Combined Law Enforcement Facility seeking assistance and set the tone for professionalism, efficiency and compassion during what can often be difficult circumstances.”
Chief Christensen echoed the Governor’s praise for this often behind-the-scenes occupation. The records professionals for the SSPD and RCSO perform a variety of comprehensive tasks that provide customer service to the community while supporting the core mission of the agencies. This friendly and skilled group works together to ensure the accuracy of complex record gathering, reporting, and dissemination of materials.
Working within state and national crime computer systems, record technicians maintain the integrity of reporting systems that are critical to providing information for investigators, administrators, officers, and the public. Records personnel are crucial to assisting law enforcement agencies identify, pursue, capture and process suspected criminals significantly improving apprehension strategies across the state.
“On behalf of the entire department and the city, we say thank you to Christina, Sarah, Kim, Laura and Forest for all your hard work and a job well done!” commended Police Commander Jerry Stabile, who oversees this vital area for the department.
Year to date, the SSPD Records Department has processed a little over 12,550 cases and produced over 2,100 transfers of case information and digital evidence to the District Attorney’s Office and Municipal Court. They have fulfilled nearly 500 report copy requests, close to 230 records checks and more than 30 statistical requests and assist with processing 102 liquor license checks and 3 marijuana license checks.
The State of Colorado has designated the second week in November to recognize law enforcement records personnel. Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week was first enacted by Governor Hickenlooper in 2018.
Cory Christensen, Police Chief, 970.879.4344 or email
Jerry Stabile, Police Commander, 970.879.4344 or email