Reporting on independent incidents captured during a patrol

A recent question came up about being able to query independent incidents captured during a patrol.

If it’s important that an observation is reported on as being part of a patrol then ideally it would not be recorded as an independent incident.

We understand there may be use cases where a certain class of observation needs to be an independent incident and at the same time, there is a valid question - which patrol was it captured on.

Other than using dates, there are a few options that can get you close:

  • Using the incident id naming so you have both the observation name and the time to use in a query
  • Adding a field to the model to capture the patrol

Is reporting on independent incidents that are part of a patrol a common need?