Identification and Records Commander

Manage personnel engaged in gathering, cataloging and identifying evidence.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $124,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Identification and Records Commanders do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in gathering, cataloging, and identifying evidence, and maintaining police department records: Conceives, develops, and installs police record keeping and cross-filing system to ensure ready retrieval. Directs exchange of criminal records by mail or facsimile transmission between department and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Maintains evidence file of active criminal cases. Assigns POLICE OFFICER, IDENTIFICATION AND RECORDS 375.384-010 to duties according to departmental work load. Reviews informational requests to determine whether release of information on cases to public is in accord with law and department policy. Directs subordinates in preparation of statistical and activity records and reviews reports for accuracy prior to release. Analyzes and resolves work problems or supervises subordinates in resolving problems. Prepares budget for unit and submits to POLICE CHIEF 375.117-010 for review. May perform duties of subordinate officers.

Should I be an Identification and Records Commander?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Commander, Identification and Records

    How to Become an
    Identification and Records Commander

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