This section houses approximately 15,000 arrest, fingerprint and mug shot records that are indexed in computerized databases and record management software. All fingerprints and arrests are documented and forwarded to the Missouri State Highway Patrol to be included in the Missouri Criminal History database and Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
Grant Research and Preparation
The acquisition of funds outside of General Revenue sources is an important function of the division. Such funds allow for the acquisition of equipment and personnel not otherwise available through the normal tax funding mechanism.
Records and Statistical Analysis
Support Services provides valuable statistical information of activities that assists in identifying and directing personnel and equipment needs, and serves as the central information point of the police department. The section is responsible for preparation and submission of all monthly and annual reports, such as Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), Racial Profiling and those required by City Administration or by special request.