The Identification and Records Division (ID&R) is headed by a Sergeant who answers to the Special Services Lieutenant. ID&R is comprised of three deputy clerks, a bond clerk and a part-time clerk, all of whom are civilians. All non-emergency incoming phone calls to the Sheriff's Office are answered and routed by ID&R during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.
ID&R is responsible for maintaining all records pertaining to an inmate's incarceration in the Ector County Detention Center, including arrest, booking and release paperwork, bonding information and fingerprint cards, as well as all criminal case reports and attachments prepared by the Sheriff's Office.
ID&R assists the public with requests for information. All requests for public information are submitted the ID&R Sergeant. The division is also responsible for compilation of field interview information submitted by ECSO deputies on traffic and pedestrian stops, in order to comply with the statute prohibiting racial profiling.
The ID&R Sergeant is responsible for initial registration of sex offenders living outside the Odessa city limits in Ector county, and with updating locally and with the Texas DPS any changes in the sex offender's status. Compliance inspections are performed on a regular basis with the help of patrol, warrant and civil deputies. Cases against non-compliant sex offenders are prepared and submitted to the District Attorney for prosecution.
ID&R is also responsible for the implementation of Crime Analysis. Crime Analysis involves the daily examination of reports in order to determine the location, time, special characteristics and similarities to other criminal actions that may help to identify a criminal or the existence of patterns of criminal activity. The Crime Analyst gathers information concerning increases and decreases in the crime rate and assists operations personnel in the identification of specific crime problems in order to assist patrol deputies in determining where to most effectively use their time in patrolling those specific areas that have the greatest potential for criminal activity.