The Automated Record Management System (ARMS) Unit is responsible for entering offense and incident reports into the Augmented Criminal Information Support System (ACISS). Members of this unit work around the clock entering data provided by deputies into the ACISS database to document criminal and non-criminal investigations. Last year this unit completed nearly 105,000 Sheriff’s Office reports.
The Validation Unit is responsible for confirming that all information entered into the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) database is accurate. This information includes all entries pertaining to missing persons, and a wide variety of stolen items such as firearms, vehicles, and jewelry.
The Records Request Unit handles all public records requests pertaining to offense, incident, and traffic crash reports. This unit also satisfies requests for local criminal background checks. Last year this unit processed about 91,000 public records requests.
Public record requests can be made in person at the Sheriff’s Administration Building located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Requests can also be made over the telephone by calling (727) 582-6200 and selecting option #2. Some reports contain information that is confidential or exempt from release by law, and therefore will be redacted from a report before the record is made available. In accordance with Florida Statute 119.07, a nominal fee may be charged for obtaining some records. Copies of some reports, specifically traffic crash reports, are available online by following the “Accident Report Download” link on our website at www.pcsoweb.com.
For additional information about the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Records Division, please contact Records Supervisor Pam Parker-Manning at (727) 582-6281. Professional record management is just one more way we are striving to achieve our goal of “Leading The Way For A Safer Pinellas.”
- Tampa Bay Informer
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