Training Session - Basics of Managing Law Enforcement Records

This session gives all local law enforcement employees a quick overview of how to manage the records (electronic and paper) that they create and receive each day.

It covers:

  1. What is a public record?
  2. How long do records need to be kept?
  3. What can be destroyed and what goes to the State Archives?
  4. How can Washington State Archives help your law enforcement agency?
  5. Where can I learn more about managing records?
  6. Frequently asked questions about the retention and management of law enforcement records.

This session also satisfies the records retention portion of Open Government Trainings Act requirements for Elected/Appointed Officials, Public Records Officers, and Records Officers/Managers.

Intended Audiences...

  • Any employees of local law enforcement agencies who create or receive records;
  • Records Officers/Managers and Public Records Officers new to the field or needing a refresher.

To register...

Click on our Training Calendar to find the next session and register online.

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