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titleWhen do we use this?

In order for the incident module to function properly, a large part of the success of the tool depends on providing the proper configuration prior to using the module. These settings essentially are areas where you can set up the pick lists you will be using in the Incidents tool. This article gives a brief description of these items and provides a link to more detailed informationThis article briefly describes how to properly configure incidents and pick lists in the Incidents module. A link to more in-depth information is also provided.

Here is the list of items that would have to be set up in the system prior to using the incident module.


  1. Categories: Incident Categories are a listing listings of the types of Incidents that occur. Each Category can have multiple sub categories.

    Here's an example of a category and it's sub-category items. In this case the category is Break and Enter. The subcategories appear on the right.
    For more information Refer to this Article.

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  2. FlagsIncidents may be flagged for information, and/or importance.
    An example would be: "Was violence involved?" or "Where Were there weapons involved?"
    For more information Refer to this Article.

  3. Ethnicity: Within incident reporting you have the ability to enter a description of people associated with the incident, whether it be the victim, a related person, the suspect or person who committed the incident.
    Ethnicity is one of the descriptors typically used in identifying a person related to an incident.
    For more information Refer to this Article

  4. Relations: In this area you can define the nature of the relationship/involvement the individual has in relation to with the particular incident they are being associated with.
    Examples could be: Complainant, Witness, Victim etc.
    For more information Refer to this Article.

  5. Ext. User Profile Options: These items are extended values used in describing and an individual within incident reporting.
    Examples could be: Physical descriptors such as hair colour, hair style, Body Build Type, Clothing Style etc.
    (Note: These descriptions will only be seen in the incidents module and not in the user's profile.)
    For more information Refer to this Article.

  6. Missing Property Types: An incident may include theft or damage to property. This item allows you to create pick lists that can describe property involved in an incident.
    Examples could be: Vehicles, personal property such as jewelryjewellery, computers, electronic devices, money, etc etc.
    For more information Refer to this Article.

  7. Cameras: In this section admins can configure input from surveillance cameras that may have captured the incident.
    For more information Refer to this Article