Established in 1979 the Central Records Unit is responsible for maintaining all active case files, accidents, felony, and misdemeanor reports, subpoena compliance, and imaging report system. The imaging report system allows active reports to be maintained in a database where the Sheriff’s Office Personnel access them from our substations.

This bureau is responsible for the submission of data to the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). The UCR is maintained by the Department of Justice. They oversee the compilation of crime statistics for Jefferson County and other agencies in the United States. The UCR is important for Sheriff Pettway to determine manpower and equipment needs, budgeting, and grant proposals to better serve the citizens of Jefferson County.