As you would imagine, a law enforcement agency the size of the Pierce County Sheriff's Office generates a lot of "paperwork" in the form of written police reports and the myriad of documents generated during the investigation of a crime.
The responsibility for maintaining that paperwork, properly documenting it, and storing it for quick retrieval is one of the many responsibilities of the agency's Records Section. Worth noting, paperwork has become passe' at the Sheriff's Office. For several years the agency has been making a steady transition towards becoming a paperless agency.
Many of the once handwritten or typed documents are now produced, disseminated, and maintained electronically.