The Mission of the Wichita Police Department Records Bureau is to manage all City law enforcement records throughout their lifetime, from generation or reception, clarification, review, validation, updating, storage and retrieval to final destruction or archival storage; to efficiently disseminate the documentation per Federal, State and local laws to law enforcement, criminal justice, government agencies, citizens and their agents; and provide Wichita Police and other criminal justice agencies special policing support.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Records Bureau is a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day a week operation. These hours of operation is essential to provide the support needed for the Department as well as the community of Wichita. The Records Bureau is available by phone 24/7 and accessible to walk-in customers Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Mailing address: Wichita Police Department
455 N. Main, 5th floor
Wichita, KS 67202
ACCIDENT & THEFT UNIT – 268-4261
The Accident & Theft Unit provides service to citizens, insurance companies and attorneys by locating incident and accident report cases numbers and providing copies as allowed by the Kansas Open Records Act.
CENTRAL RECORDS – 268-4186
The Central Records Unit provides service to citizens and departmental members by locating incident numbers, providing copies of incident reports and accidents, maintaining the integrity of police records in compliance with the law, and disseminating information in regulation with the Kansas Open Records Act.
CASE DESK – 268-4221
The Case Desk Unit provides service to citizens and departmental members by completing data entry of police incidents directly into the Records Management System.
CASE REVIEW UNIT
The Case Review Unit has the responsibility of maintaining quality control over the vast amount of paperwork that flows through the department daily.
S.P.I.D.E.R. UNIT (Special Police Information Data Entry Retrieval)
The Wichita Police Department S.P.I.D.E.R. Unit operates twenty‑four (24) hours daily, seven (7) days per week. This unit is staffed with ten (10) dispatch positions. The mission of the S.P.I.D.E.R. unit is to collect and disseminate information, by various means of communications, to law enforcement agencies of the area and nation, and to others authorized to receive such information.
The Imaging Unit has the responsibility of archiving non-current year police documentation. They also assist with retrieval of archived reports for research and investigative requests.
The Fingerprint Unit provides classification of fingerprints, maintains fingerprint files and comparison of fingerprints, and maintains quality control of arrest information..
The Word Processing unit has the responsibility of: transcribing Additional Information Reports from the officers’ digital recordings into a supplemental report added to the original case incident in the Wichita Police Department’s Record Management System. The typed documents are used for reference and are maintained as a permanent record in the incident.