The Muscatine Police Department Records Division is the central depository for the agency's documentation. In the past a mass of metal filing cabinets would be found here however technology has caught up with the departments needs. Instead of filing cabinets now you will find a computer mainframe and a keyboard has replaced the typewriter. The Records unit receives documents from the various other divisions and is able to scan them into a database. This allows the information to be immediately accessible to all branches of the department.
The Records Division is also the point of contact for anyone needing documentation about police services. For example a person needing a copy of an accident report would contact Records. Some documents require a court subpoena such as incident and arrest reports but others, like accident reports, can be obtained by simply paying a nominal fee.