Meet the Manager
Patty Raab worked in law enforcement agencies on the western slope and in the Denver area before joining the Boulder Police Department in fall 2012 as Records Manager.
Patty oversees the Records and Information Services Unit and is responsible for department compliance with statewide standards for retention, dissemination and sealing of criminal justice records. She also co-oversees the Boulder Police Technical Team (PTT) with Communications Manager, Ted McEldowney. The Police Technical Team is responsible for maintaining many of the technical systems used within the Boulder Police Department.
Patty graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in Business Administration.
Employees in the Records Department perform a variety of critical tasks, which include:
- Staffing the front reception desk of the Public Safety Building
- Answering incoming non-emergency phone calls
- Providing information and copies of reports to the public
- Entering stolen items, vehicles, missing persons, and wanted persons into the statewide/nationwide computer systems and providing confirmation on the status of these entries
- Assisting officers and detectives with information critical to investigations;
- Releasing impounded vehicles to owners
- Entering data into the police department Records Management System
- Coding reports for the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
- Providing statistical reports for internal and external customers. These statistics are used in planning police services, obtaining grants, and are often requested by other city departments, such as Transportation and the City Manager’s Alcohol Advisory Group.
- Administering and maintaining the department’s records database online reporting systems.
The Records Department is open to the public weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for major holidays, when the department is closed.