Rooms are where the magic happens in Evertel. Consistent, obvious Room names will go a long way to keeping your Department organized and efficient. By using clear, predictable guidelines, Rooms will be easier to locate to share intel in the right places.
Best practices for staying organized
- If a team focused Room, match the name of the Room to the name of the team. If an event focused Room, match the Room name to the event, including the date of the event.
- Create an internal guide for naming Rooms and share with all your supervisors and executives
- Encourage your employees to stay on-topic and conscious of the Room they are posting in
Guidelines for naming Rooms
Using a defined set of guidelines can help keep Room names consistent and obvious. Here are a few examples:
|Name the Room the same name as the squad|
(U2 Concert on 04/15/19)
|Name the Room after the event, with the date|
(Active shooter at Main St. Mall on 05/02/19)
|Use the prefix CRISIS|
CRISIS-Main St Mall 2019
(Robbery at 101 Emerald Ave)
|Use the crime and the location|
(Used to distribute news, policy updates, new protocols)
|Keep it simple and direct|
Agency Alerts or Announcements
Document your guidelines
To encourage consistency with your Room names, share your guidelines with your management team.
The easiest way to distribute this guideline, is to post it to Evertel! Post it to a Department-wide Room or to a Room you’ve setup for all management-level employees.