Data Set Description:
Patrol beats guide police dispatch and patrol activities. They define general areas of surveilance for each officer's daily activity.
Non-standard Attributes in table:
- U_ID: Provides the user with a unique indentfying number for each polygon in the layer.
- POL_BEAT: Original OPD-assigned beat number.
Data Source History:
Joanne Ward, OCIS, digitized the police beats based upon a paper map from Police Capt. Mike Simms. Joanne compared the paper map to an ArcInfo streets coverage and heads-up digitized the beat lines.
John Burgess of OPD made linework and attribute changes to update the beats from 57 to 34. When the streets layer's accuracy improved, Julia Howlett transformed the updated polbeat shapefile into a coverage and made sure it matched the accuracy of the Streets coverage.
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Thomas Cave (OPD) updates linework and attributes using Arcview 3.0. The updated shapefiles are then transformed into coverages by OCIS GIS staff and redistributed.