Annotating Arrest Alerts

Some information should be automatically associated with arrest alerts upon creation:
• The date each arrest alert is created within any Sub-Group (Level III). o Some defendants may be included in more than one sub-group, group or category. For example, a target could be a gang member (thus appearing in the Gang Category) who is also known to put graffiti in hallways when he visits family in another precinct (thus appearing in the Precinct Category as well).
• The person who created the alert.

The number of individual arrest alerts quickly will grow beyond the ability to recall details about why any specific defendant is included in an Arrest Alert sub-group. For this reason, the Arrest Alert System needs to permit users to add a note to each alert when it is created and amend notes as needed.

Notes associated with an arrest alert will be included with the email notification sent when a target is arrested. This ensures that the email recipients are aware of specific issues associated with a target, thus informing facts regarding their inclusion in any particular sub-group.

However, there may be situations in which a note contains sensitive information that an ADA prefers not be included in an emailed alert. Therefore, the system should have the option to restrict the sending of a note only to the arrest alert owner(s) (see Permissions, below) and to send an alternate note to non-owner email recipients.

In the example below, the arrest alert owner(s) would be notified that the defendant is a shooting suspect, while others who receive the alert would be told only to contact the ADA assigned to the shooting.