26.00.070     UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING

 

The Department shall compile UCR data monthly and annually.  The UCR reports are forwarded to the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) in Olympia Washington.  Data shall be submitted on State-supplied forms and according to the reporting guidelines/requirements described in the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook, which is retained by the civilian crime analyst and LERMS System Manager.

 

The Police Data Analyst compiles statistics and completes the report monthly.  Data used to compile the reports is extracted from the LERMS system for specific reporting requirements provided by WASPC.

 

The UCR requires the Chief of Police or designee to sign the report, thus verifying the document.

 

Release locally of any information contained in the report for public information is accomplished through the department's Public Information Officer.  Any release requires approval of the Chief of Police.