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User Guide - Police Calls For Service

DEFINITIONS
ADDRESS:
This is the location of the event.
DESCRIPTION:
This is the description of the event when it is first reported to the dispatch center of the police department. It does not necessarily reflect the actual event. This description may change after the police arrive at the location and assess the situation.
DISPATCHED DATE/TIME:
This is the date and time that a police unit was dispatched to an event.
GRID:
This is a geographic term defined by the police department to identify a specific area.
REPORT NUMBER:
This is the identifying number of each call.
NAVIGATION
POSITION AT DATE/TIME:
Allows for positioning of calls (records) using a combination of date and time. Additionally, the user can select how many calls (records) are to be displayed at a time on the page (from 1 - 99). When entering a date, use the format mm/dd/yyyy. This is the default filter and is indicated by the green text "Position At" below the column header "Dispatched".
FILTER BY TPD GRID:
Calls (records) can be filtered by police grid by selecting a grid from the drop-down selection box and clicking the assoicated List button. When selected, is indicated by the green text "Filter On" below the column header "TPD Grid". To turn-off this filter, select "All" from the drop-down selection box.
ADDRESS:
If the address is hyperlinked, you can click on the hyperlink and it will display a map of the location from the Tampa Address Locate application if a valid address is supplied. Use your browser's BACK button to return to Calls For Service listing.
GRID:
If the grid is hyperlinked, you can click on the hyperlink and it will display a static map of the location of the grid with primary streets identified. Click on the X in the upper right corner of the window to return to the Current Calls for Service List.
RECORDS ADVANCE/ROLLBACK :
By entering a number of records and selecting either the <<Back>> or <<Next>> buttons, the list is advanced or rolled back the indicated number of records with 99 records as the maximum number of records per advance/rollback at one time.
REFRESH :
Browser's Refresh button will update the current screen with the latest information. Information is updated every 15 minutes; however, no records are displayed any sooner than 30 minutes after a call is received.  Last update time is listed as Info current as of...[date-time stamp here]