|COMMUNICATIONS AND RECORDS|
Officers gather in the Briefing Room at the start of each shift. The oncoming Sergeant or senior officer conducts a formal briefing with their squad to pass on information from the previous shift along with special bulletins and memoranda. It is also used for in-service training.
The Patrol Room is equipped with numerous work stations and computers where officers can work on their investigations. The bins on the far wall hold some of the numerous reports an officer may need.
The Communications Center is responsible for handling all incoming calls for service, either by telephone, radio or in person. Once received the call is entered into a computer and assigned to an officer. Fire apparatus and rescue equipment are also dispatched from the Communication Center if needed.
The Records Bureau is responsible for maintaining all of the department's investigation and accident reports.
When an officer makes an arrest the prisoner is taken back to police headquarters and placed in the processing room. Here they are fingerprinted, photographed and all paperwork is completed. The department's Breathalyzer machines can be seen in the bottom right of the photo.