The Records Division administers data entry of cases, citations, warrants, and subpoenas in addition to interfacing with the Department of Justice and dispersing copies of reports. Additionally this unit prepares and distributes crime prevention materials, maintains social media outreach, and staffs the front counter of the business office. Records is staffed Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, excluding weekends and holidays.
Copies of police reports are available from the Police Department per the terms of the California Public Records Act and Section 6254 f of the California Government Code. Copies of reports must be obtained (with photo ID) during Winters Police Department business office hours. Please be advised that not all police reports are available for immediate release.
For additional information, please contact the Records Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (530) 794-6720.
For a full list of services provided by our records department (including questions about parking citations, livescan fingerprinting appointments, or ABC licenses), please click HERE.
Property and Evidence
Property/Evidence division administers property and evidence collection, storage, and disposal. Property is released by appointment only. To make an appointment or for questions regarding property or evidence retained by the Winter Police Department please contact the Property Officer at (530) 794-6725.
To ensure safety, medical and marijuana property will not be released to owners without a court order. Firearms will not be released without a Law Enforcement Gun Release and mandatory criminal records check.
For questions regarding property, evidence or lost items please visit our Property/Evidence Division by clicking HERE.
Officers are assigned to a patrol shift under general supervision with the expressed goal of providing public assistance; answer calls related to traffic incidents and other emergencies; enforce laws and ordinances; maintain order; prevent crime; prepare reports on activities performed; testify and present evidence in court; provide backup assistance for other officers and personnel; collect, preserve, and maintain evidence, found property and property for safekeeping; serve warrants and subpoenas and performs other related activities as needed or required. Officers are required to complete follow-up investigations on their cases and investigate each incident thoroughly.
Reserve Officers are on call for emergency situations where additional manpower is necessary. In addition to emergency use, reserves can be used for general law enforcement duties, projects, and assistance with special programs. All duties can be performed on a day to day basis, or scheduled in advance.
For more information regarding this unit or if you have any questions, please contact our Patrol division HERE
For more information on this unit or to join our reserve program, please contact Reserve Coordinator Sergeant Jose Hermosillo
The investigations division conducts follow-up criminal investigations on crimes reported to the Police Department. Often, investigations are started by patrol officers who, after responding to a call for service, prepare a police report which requires follow-up investigation. Once assigned to conduct the follow-up, a Detective will review a case and conduct an investigation before an arrest is made or a case is closed. A Detective will often use additional specialized training and/or outside agency resources when conducting an investigation. Investigation staff will also provide backup assistance for other officers and personnel; collect, preserve, and maintain evidence; serve warrants and subpoenas and performs other related activities as needed or required.
For more information regarding this unit or if you have any questions, please contact our Investigations division HERE