Careers: Records Supervisor

The Department

The City of Canton Police Department is committed to providing a professional and community police department to serve the City. It is our goal that through problem-oriented policing and increased community ties the department will continue to provide the safest environment for all who live, work and travel through the City of Canton.

The Position

The purpose of this position is to manage, supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing police records management and public counter services. Some duties include: establish schedules and methods for providing police records services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly; Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for police records activities; monitors and controls expenditures; Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures; Oversees the establishment and maintenance of departmental record keeping systems in accordance with legal requirements, departmental policies and accepted standards; assumes responsibility for the overall security and confidentiality of all department records; Participates in assembling, coding, recording, and summarizing a variety of police records data for state mandated Bureau of Criminal Statistics reporting including serious crime offenses, stolen vehicles, crime reports, and booking sheets; researches Public Records Act laws relating to criminal records and case law to determine authority to release or deny request for records; appears in court on behalf of the department as required; Performs special assignments, tasks and projects as assigned; Attends and participates in professional group meetings; Performs other duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of law enforcement records management principles, procedures, techniques, system and equipment.
• Knowledge of the principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
• Knowledge of basic police terminology.
• Knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, & equipment including specialized public safety computer systems & applications such as the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) & the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer systems.
• Ability to interpret, apply and explain applicable federal, state and local policies procedures, laws, codes, and regulations including police records retention and dissemination policies and procedures; interpret and apply administrative policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

• Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of an associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in information or records management, business management or a related field.
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for three or more years in a supervisory capacity.
• Ability to complete P.O.S.T. certified Public Records Act course within the first year of employment.


Health, dental and vision insurance

Life insurance for each employee

Long term disability for each employee

Direct deposit

Retirement plan

Paid Time Off (PTO) is provided to regular full-time employees to be used for vacation, personal illness, illness of an immediate family member, or other personal business.

11 paid holidays per year


Starting salary for this position is $18.86 per hour dependent upon qualifications & experience.


Apply now below or submit a paper application (download document here).