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Records PageThe Palm Springs Police Department's Records Division consists of:

  • 8 civilian Police Services Officers (PSOs)
  • 1 PSO Supervisor       

They are responsible for:

  • Answering all incoming non-emergency telephone calls
  • Routing calls
  • Taking messages for officers
  • Mail delivery in the station
  • Front counter contacts
  • Call priority determination
  • Counter reports
  • Giving directions
  • Preparation of court packages
  • Report filing, data entry
  • Some prisoner searches in the jail
  • Auditing the bookings for correct entry into our computer system
  • Temporarily securing and caring for lost or injured animals
  • Caring for children while awaiting Child Protective Services
  • Making copies of reports for the public and insurance companies
  • Training Explorers and students in clerical work
  • Some bilingual translation for officers
  • Equipment violation citation sign-offs
  • Maintaining the Megan's Law disk and updates
  • Maintaining compliance with the California Public Records Act

The Police Department lobby is open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM Mondays through Thursdays as staffing allows. The Records Division can be reached at our non-emergency line during these hours at (760) 323-8116.

Operation of the Records Division is overseen by Communications and Records Manager Dora Melanson. She can be reached at (760) 323-8109.