Police Records Technician I

Arcadia, CA
Arcadia Police Department

$40,956.00 – $51,144.00 Annually

About the Position

The City of Arcadia is seeking a responsible and service-oriented individual to perform a full range of general clerical, technical, and administrative functions for the Police Records Division. The ideal candidate will exercise good judgment and understand the sensitivity of working with confidential information. The ideal candidate will have the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment effectively and efficiently. Attention to detail and strong interpersonal and oral communication skills are a must. The successful candidate will show enthusiasm towards customer service and have a strong commitment to serving the community.

This is the entry level in the Police Records Technician class series. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the Police Records Technician II level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. Since this class is often used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.

Exercises no supervision.


  • Perform a wide variety of clerical work including typing, proofreading, filing, coding, checking, and recording information on records.
  • Perform data input of all pertinent information from hard copy reports to computerized information.
  • Answer telephones: relay messages: receive and refer complaints; answer routine questions.
  • Type and process criminal complaints, citations, warrants, police reports, and other related materials.
  • Utilize computer and teletype terminals to input and receive law enforcement and general administrative records and information.
  • Code and tabulate statistical data and other activity summaries; compile statistical crime reports for submission to Department of Justice and FBI.
  • Assist in searching, handling, processing, and transporting female offenders and suspects.
  • Process employee work schedules; compile employee payroll records; check payroll for accuracy and completeness.
  • Operate office equipment including word processors, computers, typewriters, scanners, printers, calculators, microfilm, and copy machines.
  • Perform related duties as assigned including translation by bilingual personnel, callout procedures, monitoring of detained juveniles, and provision of care and supervision of unattended minors.

Minimum Qualifications:
One year of responsible general office clerical work experience.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional course work in business practices is desirable.

Supplemental Information

Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to work in a standard office environment; availability for shift work.