The Identification Unit falls under the Law Enforcement Division and primarily works in conjunction with the Warrants unit. It is the central point of information processing for the Sheriff's Office and is responsible for collecting, organizing and disseminating information about incarcerated and wanted persons to other law enforcement agencies in the country. Personnel within this division are trained using numerous computer systems on Federal, State, County and Local levels in order to acquire the necessary data. The data is processed and verified in order to assist law enforcement agencies that do not have access to these systems. The dissemination of intelligence is carefully regulated by all levels of government, ensuring that only law enforcement personnel have access to this information.
Responsibilities of the Identification Unit include:
- Entry and maintenance of Superior Court issued warrants
- Background checks
- Provide information to municipalities including past incarcerations and photo lineups.
- Intelligence reports
- Wanted/Missing Persons posters
- Fingerprint classifications