The Oklahoma County Records Division is responsible for maintaining the
records of every person who has been arrested or housed at the Oklahoma
County Detention Center. On a monthly average 3,000 inmates are
processed into the jail, and every month new booking information is
required on all of those inmates to place in their permanent file.
In 2003 Sheriff Taylor implemented a new office within the Records Department; titled the Scanning Section. The Scanning Section is responsible for digitally scanning all of the records within the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. For the past several years dedicated scanning staff has been electronically storing all documents; some of which date back to the early 1900’s. As a result of scanning efforts the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office now has thousands of permanent records available at the push of a button.
The Records Division is also responsible for assisting the public with background checks, fingerprinting, firearms applications, and incident reports. In 2006 the Records Division started collecting DNA samples from parolees. The Warrant Division is responsible for maintaining over 96,000 warrants. Each day warrants are entered into our system, served to suspects, and sometimes recalled. The Warrant Division is open 24 hours each day and receives hundreds of phone calls each day to verify the validity of warrants. This department is also responsible for entering people into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), and for placing holds on defendants who are arrested in other counties, states, and countries. Both Records and Warrants assist other law enforcement agencies with information, photos, and warrants.