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Police Records Technician I/II
Police Records Technician I/II

Police Records Technician I/II

Company : City of Petaluma
Salary : $46,342 - $64,792 a year
Location : California

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Summary/Class Characteristics

Working With Our Community To Provide Professional Police Services Since 1858

Police Records Technician I/II

We are looking to fill this vacancy at the I or II level, depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Police Records Technicians typically work a 4/10 schedule (Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday).
The successful candidate must be available to work overtime and/or holidays on an as needed basis and dependent upon Department staffing protocols.

  • SALARY RANGE: $46,342.40 - $64,792.00 annually (this position is expected to receive a 2% COLA increase effective the first full pay period following July 1, 2023)
      • Lump Sum Payment upon hire in the amount of $400.00 to purchase uniforms
      • $10.00 per pay period thereafter (approx. $250 annually)
    • MEDICAL INSURANCE OR MEDICAL CASH BACK: Choice of a variety of CalPERS Health Plans with a City contribution of up to $ 2,264.48 monthly for family health coverage (2023 plan year) or alternative option to receive Medical Cash Back (if you have medical coverage elsewhere)
    • DENTAL & VISION INSURANCE: Coverage for employees & eligible family members, paid for by the City.
    • LIFE INSURANCE: Competitive life insurance & long-term disability benefits. Option to purchase additional life insurance. Long-Term Disability up to 60% of your current monthly salary after eligibility requirements are met and subject to maximum amounts.
    • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Support and benefits, for you and eligible family members, paid for by the City.
    • WELLNESS BENEFIT: $500 annual allowance (subject to the annual budget approval process and may change in the future.)
      • 2% at 60 for classic CalPERS members
      • 2% at 62 for PEPRA CalPERS members
    • DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: Voluntary participation in your choice of three plans.
  • FOR YOUR WORK / LIFE BALANCE (annual amounts):
    • Vacation: 80 Hours, increasing with years of service
    • Sick Leave: 96 hours
    • Holidays: 12 fixed and 1 floating
    • Compensatory Time Off Bank: accrue compensatory time off in lieu of being paid for overtime worked, up to 240 hours
    • Flexible Work Week: 4/10 schedule (this schedule is revisited annually by the City Council and is subject to change)
  • Our Newest Benefits:
    • Paid Parental Leave – up to 8 weeks of paid time for qualifying family bonding
    • Unlimited Free Bus Rides on Petaluma Transit

Please refer to the
Memorandum of Understanding for Unit 3 (Download PDF reader) and the Human Resources website for additional details.

The Petaluma Police Department

Petaluma Police Department is dedicated to providing the best law enforcement services to the community and it prides itself on community involved programs. Petaluma has a population of approximately 61,000 and encompasses nearly 14 square miles situated 40 miles north of San Francisco Bay Area on U.S. 101, and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. The Police Department staffing includes roughly 85 full time employees, including one Chief, one Deputy Chief, four Lieutenants, one Technical Services Manager, nine Sergeants, fifty Officers, and other support staff, including the Communications Unit (Dispatch). In addition, the department has K-9 Officers, Traffic Unit, Motorcycle Patrol, SWAT Team, Investigations Unit, and Reserve Community Service Officer Program (Volunteer). The Petaluma Police Department is proactive in Community Oriented Policing Philosophy.


A City that Works for Everyone
Our City has an enormous amount of civic pride which celebrates multiple approaches and points of view. When we say we are a City that Works for Everyone we mean everyone. To do that well, we’re creating a workforce that is inclusive and listens to the multitude of voices and views of our employees. Diversity is an integral part of our organizational identity. Inclusion is the way we treat and perceive our differences. Equity is treating all our employees fairly and acknowledging that everyone has value. This drives our innovation, motivation and connects us even closer to our community.

Perform routine to difficult office support work related to police records functions which may include receptionist duties, typing, and word processing, recordkeeping, and filing systems.

Class Characteristics
General supervision is provided by a higher-level supervisor or manager; responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of support staff.

Police Records Technician I
The entry-level class of the series that initially, under close supervision, learns police department policies and City policies and procedures. As experience is gained there is greater independence of action within established guidelines. This class is alternately staffed with Police Records Technician II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency which meet the qualifications of the higher-level class.

Police Records Technician II
The journey-level class of the series, fully competent to perform a variety of police office support duties. All positions are characterized by the presence of fairly clear guidelines from which to make decisions and the availability of supervision in non-routine circumstances. This class is distinguished from Police Records Supervisor in that the latter is the first full supervisory level of this series.


The duties, skills, and demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential duties, skills, and demands.

Receive, review, process, and file a wide variety of documents such as arrest reports and complaints; enter processed police reports of crimes into the computer system; receive and answer teletypes and maintain record of teletypes received.

Check with other agencies to secure warrant information; enter warrant information into CLETS database.

Enter and retrieve information using a personal computer system.

File adult and child court dispositions.

Break, sort, and organize citations and other police documents for the court; review documents for errors or omissions and refer to appropriate issuing officers for correction; maintain records and files of all citations, warrants, and related police records; check files for criminal records of subject for authorized personnel; retrieve and make copies of accident and crime reports.

Assist in the sealing and destruction of juvenile and adult records as requested by the courts and in accordance with state guidelines.

Issue a variety of permits, collect fees, and balance cash receipts on a periodic basis; transmit fees to proper courts.

Maintain retention schedule and purge police records within mandates of law; respond to requests for copies of police reports in accordance with established police department policies and procedures.

Provide general public information at the counter; receive non-emergency calls from citizens reporting crimes; refer callers to appropriate staff or other agencies for handling.

Receive, sort, and distribute mail.

Log stolen, recovered, and towed vehicles.

Perform records checks for prospective government employees.

Receive and process criminal and traffic warrants; provide clerical support for assigned special projects; may provide court testimony as required.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
Correct English usage, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Basic record keeping principles and procedures.

Basic business arithmetic.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:

Police Records Technician I/II
Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Police Records Technician I
One year of office support experience which has included contact with the public.

Police Records Technician II
In addition to the above, two years of law enforcement office support experience.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use the computer keyboard and mouse, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, stand, walk, and stoop, or crouch. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to work in an office environment where the noise level is usually moderate.