All about rooms
- Rooms can be organized around anything. They can be organized by squad, station, team, case, event, rank, role, or whatever else is relevant to you
- An agency can have as many rooms as needed
- Rooms are great to organize and compartmentalize conversations and intel
- Agency members can join and leave rooms as needed
- You can invite guests into rooms as needed
- Bulletins can be shared with rooms
- Rooms can be configured to your specific needs
How to create a room
- Once in Evertel, in the left menu, click the (+) button next to the label Team Rooms or Agency-Wide Rooms
- In the modal, click Create a New Room
- Name your room (if a squad room we suggest using the name of the squad) and add a description.
- If you would like to customize the configuration you can do so by setting your Room Options.
- Click Create Room
While an agency can have as many rooms as needed, Evertel works best when room guidelines are in place, and certain best practices are followed.
- Every room should have a clear name and purpose
- Your agency should establish naming guidelines and all rooms should follow those guidelines
- Supervisors of the team the room is organized around should be set up as managers of that room
- It is best to organize rooms around teams like squads, stations, districts, battalions, ranks, precincts, cases, etc., or by events such as concerts, dignitary visits, and special events.
- Transparency and collaboration matter, so most conversations should happen in rooms.
- Use Agency-Wide (broadcast) rooms to immediately broadcast to all employees in your agency of import news, policy updates, and information before it hits the media.
- When there is no longer a need for a room — after an event has concluded — archive the room (don’t worry, all room history is maintained for future viewing, searching, and auditing).
- If the nature of a room changes, its settings can be updated at any time.