The Yuba City Police Department Records Unit is primarily responsible for all related aspects of document control within the police department. This includes processing, storing, archiving, retrieving and releasing documents to appropriate government offices and allied law enforcement agencies. Besides having responsibility for document control, the unit spends much of its time helping citizens seeking information or documents related to crimes or traffic incidents.

The Records Unit works closely with other law enforcement agencies, both locally and nationally. They provide documents to the District Attorney's Office, Probation Offices, Sutter County Courts, Parole Officers, the School District and other agencies involved in social welfare of children, the mentally ill and the elderly.